Two bronze medals for PH swimming star Alkhaldi
KUALA LUMPUR—Jasmine Alkhaldi, the country’s brightest hope in swimming, could only come up with two bronze medals Wednesday night in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.
She finished third in women’s 100-meter freestyle, before coming up with the same performance in 50m butterfly event.
Alkhaldi, 24, fought hard in the thrilling dash to the final 10 meters of her favorite 100m free but Ting Wen Quah of Singapore edged her for a record-setting time.
Quah clocked 55.76 seconds erasing the 55.93 standard of the event.
Thi An Vien Nguyen of Vietnam was second with a time that also surpassed the record, coming in at 55.70 seconds.
The two-time Olympian, who is finishing business administration in marketing and management at University of Hawaii, finished in 55.90.