Cordero may still join Games
There is a strong chance that swimmer Denjylie Cordero will make it to the Southeast Asian Games despite being identified with the sport’s breakaway group.
Philippine Olympic Committee chair Tom Carrasco yesterday said they are inclined to endorse the 18-year-old who is the stalwart of the Philippine Swimming League which had broken away from the Philippine Swimming Inc.
“Of course we still have to get the opinion of the PSI, through its president Mark Joseph, but this is a measurable sport and we can say that she has a chance of winning,” Carrasco said.
So far, PSI has two swimmers assured of making the biennial meet, which is the minimum required number for each country for the event.
Cordero, of University of the Philippines, recently surpassed the national record in women’s 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 34.01 seconds.
It was faster than the PH mark of 34.10 by Jackie Pangilinan but because it was established in a tournament not sanctioned by the PSI the performance has yet to considered official.
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