Alkhaldi resets national record; hits Tokyo Olympics QTB


Olympian Jasmine Alkhaldi reset her Women’s 50m Freestyle Philippine national record and hit the Tokyo Olympic Games “QTB” at the morning preliminary of the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Tarlac City, Philippines Sunday morning.

Alkhaldi clocked 25.51 to rank 2nd going to the finals, to erase her previous record of 25.64 clocked at the FINA World Cup last August.

Her new record also equals the 25.51 Tokyo Olympics QTB; her second Tokyo Olympics QTB after hitting the QTB in the Women’s 100m Freestyle earlier in the week.

Singapore’s Amanda Lim topped the morning prelims with 25.45, while Philippines’ Remedy Rule timed 25.82 for 5th place.

Luke Gebbie topped the morning prelims of the Men’s 100m Freestyle event with 50.11, while other Pinoy bet, Jean-Pierre Khouzam, narrowly missed the finals, placing 9th in the prelims with time of 51.68

Day one gold medalist, James Deiparine, qualified to the Men’s 50m Breaststroke finals in second place, clocking at time of 28.43.

SEA Games debutant, Rian Marco Tirol, failed to advance to the finals after clocking 30.00, just enough for 11th place.

In the 400m Individual Medley event, Thomas Peregrina, Jessie Khing Lacuna, Chloe Kennedy Anne Isleta and Georgia Cate Peregrina have all advanced to the evening finals.

Thomas and Lacuna ranked 5th and 8th in the men’s event with time of 4:34.07 and 4:35.35; while Isleta and Georgia finished 6th and 8th with 5:06.62 and 5:08.19

Philippine quartet of Isleta, Desirae Mangaoang, Remedy Rule and Alkhaldi are set to see action in the Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay finals.

Evening finals start at 6:00pm.

Photo Credit : Evan Grabador

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