Remedy Rule wins silver in Clovis; trims down Tokyo Olympic selection time

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After hitting the Tokyo Olympic Games Selection Time (OST/B) two weeks ago, Remedy Rule trimmed down her Women’s 200m Butterfly time to win the silver medal at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Clovis, California, USA last weekend.

Rule lived up to her seeding and finish second in the Women’s 200m Fly event wit a new Philippine national record time of 2:11.56.

Her time has also breached the 2:12.28 Tokyo Olympic Games OST/B, as well as the 2:13.73 QTB of the World Championships and the 2:15.05 QTA of the 2019 SEA Games.

Dahlia Kelso took the gold with a time of 2:10.69, while Lauren Case finished third with a bronze medal time of 2:12.13.

Rule, who is set to debut for Team Philippines at the 18th FINA World Swimming Championships next month in South Korea has so far qualified in the 50m Free and 200m Butterfly of the prestigious global meet.

Apart from her silver medal finish, she also placed 4th in the Women’s 400m Free with 4:19.58 clocking; and made a finals appearance in the 50m Free (26.30), 100m Free (57.90), 200m Free (2:01.41), and 100m Fly (1:01.41).

Meanwhile, 2017 SEA Games silver medalist James Christian Deiparine finished the 50m Breast with 28.66 and 100m Breast with 1:03.04.

Deiparine, who has just seen action in his third qualifying meet this year, has so far failed to qualify at this year’s World Championships, but is inching closer to another Worlds slot.

He is set to see action at the Mission Viejo Swim Meet in USA next week, where is he is expected to nail the World qualifying mark.


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