PH scores 1-2 finish in girls 50M butterfly race

PH scores 1-2 finish in girls 50M butterfly race

By Ivan Saldajeno

LOS BANOS--The Philippines took the top two spots in the girls 16-18 50-meter butterfly race in the Southeast Asia Age Group Swimming Championships at the Trace Aquatic Center on Saturday.

Miranda Renner won the gold medal after clocking in at 28.23 seconds.

Regina Castrillo, on the other hand, captured the silver at 28.36 seconds to cap the 1-2 finish.

Adinda Dewi of Indonesia took the bronze medal after finishing the course in 28.48 seconds.

Meanwhile, Rafael Barreto took another silver in the boys 16-18 race, finishing second to Jeremie Nino of Vietnam with a time of 25.54 seconds.

Nino came close to matching the event record in the said race, clocking in at 25.13 seconds, just 0.03 second slower than the 25.1-second finish by Thailand's Supakrit Pananuratana set in 2014.

On the other hand, the Philippines got another bronze in the 4x100-meter medley relay.

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