Xiandi Chua sweeps events in National swimming selection
MANILA, Philippines—Xiandi Chua completed a sweep of her three events after she topped the women’s 100-meter freestyle in the 2021 Philippine Swimming, Inc. National Selection Sunday at New Clark City Aquatics Center in Capas, Tarlac.
The 20-year-old from All-Star Swim Club, clocked in at 59.68 seconds and was the only one among the 10 swimmers to have a sub-minute time.
“My times in this meet weren’t really good because my times went up,” said Chua. “But I think it’s a nice opportunity to race again because I was able to see where I’m actually at and how I can I improve on it in training.”
Chua won the women’s 200m individual medley, as she was the only swimmer in the event, and the women’s 200m freestyle.
Joh Niel Paderes also completed a treble after taking all three men’s backstroke events, his capper being the men’s 50m with a time of 27.77 seconds.
Miguel Barreto topped the men’s 100m freestyle clocking in at 53.52 seconds and also the men’s 800m freestyle at 8:48.39.
Hannah Sanchez ruled the women’s 800m freestyle with a time of 9:57.36.
Jordan Lobos and Thanya Dela Cruz topped the men and women’s 200m breastroke events with respective times of 2:21.49 and 2:43.44.
Ivan Radovan had the best time in the mens’ 200m butterfly at 2:13.71.
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