Alkhaldi adds another swimming bronze under her belt
Mark Escarlote on Jun 08, 2015 08:28 PM
Hawaii-based swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi contributed another bronze medal to the Philippines' medal tally in the 28th SEA Games women’s 100m. free style final Monday night at the OCBC Aquatic Center here.
SINGAPORE --- Filipina tanker Jasmine Alkhaldi failed to exorcise the ghost of the Myanmar Southeast Asian Games two years ago.
But the Hawaii-based swimmer contributed another bronze medal to the Philippines' medal tally in the 28th SEA Games women’s 100m. free style final Monday night at the OCBC Aquatic Center here.
Alkhaldi clocked in third with 56.10 seconds behind Singaporean gold medal winner Ting Wen Quah’s 55.93 seconds time and runner up’s Thi Anh Vien Nguyen (56.05).
It is Alkhaldi’s second bronze after her third place finish in the 50m. butter fly Sunday.
The incoming 5th year marketing and management student of University of Hawaii was stripped of her gold medal in the 2013 edition of the biennial meet after Thailand filed a protest claiming that the 13-year-old London Olympian committed a false start.
“Siyempre ouch! Pero mabilis naman ang time. Mas mabilis sa time ko dati,” said Alkhaldi in between deep breaths.
Alkhaldi and the rest of the field except for the Thai swimmer, who claimed to have heard a second horn signaling a false start, went on with the race in the Myanmar joust where the Pinay swimmer won with a time of 56.65 seconds.
The protest was upheld and after the re-swim, Alkhaldi’s gold became a bronze.
She will also compete in the 50m. and 200m. free and also in the 100m. fly.
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