Philippine Swimming’s prized swimmer, Remedy Rule, clocked a Tokyo Olympic Selection Time in the Women’s 200m Butterfly event at the TYR Pro Swim Series – Bloomington Leg early morning today in Indiana, USA.
Seeded 7th in the 200m Fly finals with prelims time of 2:13.70, Rule propelled her way to finish 5th place, clocking an Olympic Selection Time of 2:12.02, and making her the first Filipino swimmer who could possibly go to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The Tokyo Olympic Games OST/QTB in the Women’s 200m Fly event is 2:12.28, while the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT/QTA) is 2:08.43
Her 200m Fly time has also breached the QTB of the World Championships, and has also hit the QTA of this year’s SEA Games that we will be hosting. It is also a new Philippine National record.
Rule has now joined Nicole Oliva and Luke Gebbie who are bound to compete at the World Championships in Korea this July, and Clark SEA Games in December.
In the morning prelims, Rule has also qualified in the D Finals of the 100m Free event with her time of 57.47, but opted to skip the finals to concentrate on the 200m Fly final event.
Also making an appearance in the Finals were Jean-Pierre Khouzam and Jaden Olson.
Sixteen year-old Khouzam qualified in the A Finals of the 200m Fly event and narrowly missed a podium finish after finishing 4th with a time of 2:00.72
Olson on the other hand clocked 26.70 in the 50m Back prelims to qualify in the B Finals where he finished 4th with 26.85 clocking.
Both youth swimmers also saw action in the 100m Free event where Khouzam timed 52.33 and Olson with 54.00
Olympian Jasmine Alkhaldi failed to advance to the finals of the Women’s 100m Free event after she clocked 58.08
Chloe Kennedy Isleta and Donovan Lahmann also failed to make the finals cut.
Isleta clocked 58.66 in 100m Free and 30.27 in 50m Back; while Lahmann time 54.10 in 100m Free and 4:14.98 in 400m Free event.