Lacuna finishes fourth in 200-m freestyle finals
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 07, 2015 09:16 AM
"In the finals it’s anybody’s race, but I am still satisfied with my performance since I was able to achieve a personal best in the event," --- Jessie Lacuna
SINGAPORE – Jessie Lacuna bowed to superior opposition in the men’s 200-meter freesytyle finals and was relegated to fourth place on Saturday in the 28th Singapore Southeast Asian Games swimming championships at the OCBC Aquatic Centre here.
Although he had the best time of one minute, 52.78 seconds in the heats early in the morning, Lacuna’s personal best of 1:50.82 left him out of the podium in the event won by Vietnam’s Quoy Phuoc Hang, who set a new SEA Games record of 1:48.96 in bagging the gold.
Singapore’s Zheng Wen Quah took the silver (1:49.17) while Malaysia’s Wilson Sim took the bronze (1:50.73).
"In the finals it’s anybody’s race, but I am still satisfied with my performance since I was able to achieve a personal best in the event," said the 21-year-old 2012 London Olympic Games veteran.
"Let’s see how I fare in my five other events," he added.