Young PH swimmers snare 33 golds from Japan meet | Inquirer Sports

Young PH swimmers snare 33 golds from Japan meet

By: - Desk Editor / @dencioINQ
/ 05:05 AM October 22, 2018

Standouts from the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) stamped their marks in the 2018 Tokyo Invitational Swimming Championship held recently at St. Mary’s International School in Japan.

Palarong Pambansa Most Outstanding Athlete Jasmine Mojdeh of the Susan Papa Swim Academy, West Manila Christian School’s Aishel Cid Evangelista, Masville Elementary School-Parañaque’s Marc Bryan Dula and St. John of Beverley School of Novaliches’ Raine Callera sizzled for the PH team which hauled 33 gold, 26 silver and 10 bronze medals.

Mojdeh shattered the two-year mark of Michelle Peterson in winning the girls’ 11-12 200-meter individual medley with a time of two minutes and 28.93 seconds, while Evangelista rewrote the 25-year-old age-group mark of PH Olympian Miguel Molina as he topped the boys’ 8-under 25m freestyle in 15.79 seconds.


Mojdeh also broke Peterson’s mark in the 100m breaststroke, while Evangelista made a huge splash after breaking the 30-year-old mark of Japanese Kei Karamaki in the boys’ 8-under 100m freestyle.


Callera ruled the girls’ 8-under 50m butterfly with a time of 37.43, better than the 38.22 mark of Japanese Natsuki Uchino.

Dula stunned a 6-foot-2 rival from Germany to rule the boys’ 11-12 100m-butterfly event with an an impressive 1:06.75.

General Santos City’s Francisco Cordero also sizzled as he erased the record of Japanese Go Nagaoka in topping the boys’ 11-12 50m breaststroke in 32.39 seconds.

The PSL delegation was headed by coach Alexandre Papa and PSL regional directors Bob Palacios (Mindanao) and Joan Mojdeh (National Capital Region).

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TAGS: Philippine Swimming League (PSL), Swimming

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