Enot and Alcos end Philippines’ Arafura Games campaign with two golds


Philippine tankers Ivo Nikolai Enot and Samuel John Alcos ended the country’s 2019 Arafura Games campaign with two gold medals in Darwin, Australia, Tuesday afternoon.

Enot clinched his third individual gold medal in the games after finishing first in the 50m Backstroke 13-14 Boys event with a time of 29.80; while Alcos topped the 100m Breaststroke 17 & Over Boys event, clocking 1:05.63, to claim his second individual gold medal.

Enot swept all the gold medals in the 13-14 Boys backstroke events in Darwin; and Alcos reigned supreme in both 50m and 100m Breast events.

Contributing silver medals for the country were Matthieu Adrien Tao, Joshau Rafaphael Del Rio, Elson Jake Rodriguez, Lora Micah Amoguis and Zoe Marie Hilario.

In the 13-14 boys division, Tao took the silver of both 200m Free (2:10.71) and 50m Back (31.86) events.

In the 15-16 boys division, Del Rio finished second in the 200m Free (2:04.48), while Rodgriguez clocked 29.44 in the 50m Back to win the silver.

Swimming in the 13-14 Girls division, Amoguis clocked 33.59 in the 50m Back event for the silver, and 5:35.78 in the 400m IM for the bronze.

Hilario also won a silver and a bronze on the last day of the games; finishing second in the 200m Free 15-16 Girls with a time of 2:15.54 and a third place finish in the 50m Back (32.84)

Philip Adrian Sahagun finished third in the 15-16 Boys 50m Back event with a bronze medal time of 30.96

Team Philippines has collected a total of 17 gold, 27 silver and 16 bronze medals at the 4-day swimming championships in Arafura Games 2019.

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