Veteran international campaigner Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Paranaque bagged the Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) award in the 21st Singapore Open Invitational Midget Meet held at the Singapore Swimming Club.
Mojdeh, a multi-gold medalist in the Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge in Australia, won one gold and one silver, good enough to claim the girls’ 9 years MOS trophy. She topped the 25-meter butterfly (15.97) and placed second in the 25m breaststroke (19.33).
In the final rankings, Mojdeh was actually tied with Singaporeans Naomi Ong and Nicole Scarlet, who also earned one gold and one silver.
But Mojdeh claimed the top spot via tiebreak points.
“Every swimmers are allowed to swim only two individual events each. Mojdeh won the MOS in a breathtaking fashion. It was really a breathtaking because Jasmine won the very first event, which is butterfly and both swimmers Naomi, last year’s MOS and Scarlet competing in backstroke which was won by Scarlet gold and Naomi second,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
“Jasmine has the closest cumulative record times in their individual events, hence she was awarded the MOS in her age category. Prior to our departure, Jasmine promised to win the MOS as a birthday gift for me,” added Papa.
It was Mojdeh’s fourth MOS award this year. She got the MOS trophies in the Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge in April, the 2015 Hong Kong Stingrays Invitational Championship in May and the 2015 Singapore Invitational Swimming Championship in August.
Overall, the PSL grabbed three golds, four silvers and three bronzes in the Singapore meet.
Aubrey Tom of Marikina Aquabears got two golds in the girls’ 8 years category (25-meter freestyle, 15.99) and 25m butterfly, 17.15) while Marc Bryan Dula of Weisenheimer Academy (boys’ 8 years 25m butterfly, 17.23), Rafael Lentejas III of Ateneo de Manila University (boys’ 7 years 25m butterfly, 19.66) and Khrystian Tan of Davao City Brokenshire Resort Swim Team (boys’ 9 years event 25m breaststroke, 18.83) delivered the other silver medals.
The bronzes were from Tan (25m freestyle, 14.80), Lentejas (25m freestyle, 17.92) and Janine Consul (girls’ 7 years 25m breaststroke, 25.30).
PSL is the national sports association for swimming of the Federation of School Sports Associations of the Philippines. It has the longest running swimming grassroots development program in the country. The PSL is also an affiliate to Federation International Sports University.