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Alkhaldi rips 100 ‘fly’ mark

/ 10:27 PM July 28, 2013

OLYMPIAN Jasmine Alkhaldi shattered her own national record in the heats of the 100-meter butterfly of the ongoing 2013 Fina World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

The Filipino swimmer of Saudi descent clocked 1:01.71 in her favorite event, bettering the previous Philippine mark of 1:01.95 she registered in last year’s London Olympics.

The 20-year-old Alkhaldi ranked 35th out of 53 swimmers after the qualifying heats and finished 4.49 seconds behind No.1 qualifier Dana Vollmer of the United States who timed 57.22.

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Popular in Saudi Arabian social networking sites after competing in the Olympics, Alkhaldi placed fifth in Heat 3 topped by Egypt’s Farida Osman in 59.85.

Colombia’s Jessica Camposano Rios placed second in 1:00.65 followed by Iris Rosenberger of Turkey (1:01.35) and Chinese Taipei’s Wan Jung-cheng (1:01.61). June Navarro

TAGS: 2013 Fina World Championships
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