Lacuna makes big splash in SEA Games swimming
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 06, 2015 06:53 PM
Jessie Lacuna will be going for gold in the 200-meter men's freestyle event in swimming
SINGAPORE – Jessie Lacuna recorded the best time in the heats of the 200-meter men’’s freestyle in the 28th Southeast Asian Games swimming competitions Saturday morning and will be battling for the gold in the finals of event at 7 p.m. at the OCBC Aquatic Centre here.
The 21-year-old Lacuna, who saw action together with Jasmine Alkhadi in the 2012 London Olympic Games, clocked one minute and 52.78 seconds in the event and drew lane No. 4 in the finals.
It promises to be a close race after Malaysia Welson Wee Sim and Zheng Wen Quah clocked 1:52.86 and 1:52.90, respectively, in the heats.
Lacuna went home empty-handed in the last 2013 Myanmar SEA Games but garnered two bronze medals in the men’s 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter freestyle relays in the Indonesian edition of the meet in Palembang four years ago.