Yu, Oliva get another chance

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 22, 2017 03:08 PM
Yu, Oliva get another chance
Pinay tankers Roxanne Yu and Filipino-American Nicole Oliva will try to end up at the podium.

KUALA LUMPUR – After poor outings the previous day, Roxanne Yu and Filipino-American Nicole Oliva try to redeem themselves after finishing second in the heats of their respective events Tuesday morning to enter the finals of the 28th Southeast Asian Games swimming competition at the National Aquatic Center here.

Shrugging off an eight-place finish in the women’s 100-meter backstroke late Monday night, Yu surged to second in the qualifying heats of the 200-meter breaststroke in two minutes and 19.91 seconds behind Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Anh (2:18.22).

Oliva, who missed the cut in the 100-meter backstroke, also placed second in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:20.32 behind the Vietnamese ace (4:18.99), who began her drive in matching her eight gold medals in the Singapore SEA Games in ruling the 100-meter backstroke Monday.

In other results Monday, a visibly off-form Jessie King Lacuna mirrored his finish in the heats and wallowed in sixth place of the men’s 400-meter freestyle finals.

Yu, who took part in the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, and Oliva will return to the pool in their respective finals starting at 7 p.m. also on Tuesday.

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