SEA Games: PH wins another silver as Singapore, Vietnam rule swimming
NEW CLARK CITY — The Philippine men’s relay team salvaged a silver against the Joseph Schooling-powered Singapore Friday night in the 30th Southeast Asian Games swimming here.
Luke Gebbie, Jean-Pierre Khouzam, Maurice Sacho Ilustre and Jarod Hatch reset the Philippine record in finishing second to Singapore in the men’s 4X 100-meter freestyle.
They clocked 3:22.32, improving the PH mark in 2009 SEA Games (3:24.35).
That, however, was way slower compared to the Singapore cruisers who timed 3:16.02, which is established as new SEA Games standard. They bettered their own 2017 record of 3:17.82.
Vietnam finished third clocking 3:22.46.
Amid the Singapore Vietnam romps, the Philippines also salvaged two bronze medals.
Remedy Rule and Chloe Kennedy Isleta settled for third place in their respective events as Singapore and Vietnam split the day’s golds on offer.
Rule picked up her third medal, a bronze in the women’s 200-meter freestyle. The 23-year-old from Texas had earlier had a silver in 200m butterfly and a bronze in 4X200m free relay.
Twenty-one-year-old Isleta, a standout from Arizona State University, placed third in women’s 200m backstroke.
Both their events were ruled by Vietnam’s Asian Games champ and Olympian Nguyen Thi Anh Vien.
Singapore has been lording over swimming competitions here at NCC Aquatics Center with 12 golds medals after three days.
Olympic champion Joseph Schooling claimed his second and third gold medal in ruling the men’s 100m fly and leading the relay team.
Vietnam currently has seven victories, two coming from the 23-year-old Nguyen.