Philippine Junior national record holders Miguel Barreto and Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh added a silver and a bronze to Team Philippines’ medal haul at the 11th ASEAN Schools Games in Semarang, Indonesia, Saturday afternoon.
Fresh from his fourth place finish on day one of the games, Junior World Championships’s bound Barreto made sure that he’d bounced back today, and finished second in the Boys 200m Freestyle finals with a silver medal time of 1.54.83
Although the ASEAN Schools Games is not a SEA Game qualifying meet, his 1:54.83 clocking has solidified his chance of making it to the SEA Games team this year, it being the fourth fastest time in the country this season.
Making sure she’d debut for Team Philippines with a bang, junior swim sensation Mojdeh fought tooth and nails to finish third in a pool of very fast swimmers in the Girls 100m Butterfly Finals, clocking a new 13 & Under Philippine Junior national record time of 1:03.60
She has successfully reset her 1:04.08 record, clocked just two weeks ago at the PSI Grand Prix National Championships.
Her victory came few minutes after she finished 4th in the 400m IM Finals where she clocked a new best time of 5:17.08
Amid winning hundreds of medals already in the international scene, Mojdeh’s bronze medal is her first major major medal representing the country in a big international multi-games.
Narrowly missing a podium finish were yesterday’s medalists Phillip Joaquin Santos and Thanya Angelyn Dela Cruz.
Santos placed 4th in the Boys 400m IM Finals with 4:47.06, while Dela Cruz clocked 1:14.88 in the 100m Breast Finals, also placing 4th.
Dela Cruz’ time is the third fastest time this season.
Also making a finals appearance on day two of the games were Janelle Alisa France Lin, Mary Sophia Manantan, Jordan Ken Lobos, Eirrson Seth Vibar and Mervien Jules Mirandilla.
Lin finished 8th in the Girls 200m Free Finals with time of 2:14.61; while Lobos and Manantan both ranked 6th in the 100m Breast Finals with times of 1:08.61 and 1:17.00
Vibar on the other hand also finished 6th in the 400m IM Boys Finals with times of 4:53.83, while Mirandilla and Buico clocked 58.03 and 1:04.27 in the 100m Fly Finals where both also finished in 6th place.
Visayas pride’ Raymund Vero Paloma and Juliana Marien Villanueva ranked 9th and 10th in the 200m Freestyle event with times of 1:59.96 and 2:19.70
After day two of action, the Philippine Swimming Team has already won two silver and two bronze medals; equaling their 2 silver medal haul at last year’s edition and just 4 bronze medals short.
This year’s team is being mentored by coaches Virgilio De Luna and Marichi Gandiongco, along with Team Managers Leo Angelo Semarang and Buddy Arcangel.
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