Philippine Swimming League (PSL) standout Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh bagged five gold medals in the 2015 Private Schools Association of Parañaque City Meet held at the Olivarez swimming pool in Sucat.
Representing Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque, Mojdeh swept all her five events including two new records to reign supreme in the girls’ elementary level.
Mojdeh, a veteran of international competitions, checked in at 41.93 seconds to break the 50-meter breaststroke record in the tournament. She was also unstoppable in the 100m breaststroke as she nailed new mark of 1:34.98.
“She was amazing in breaststroke. Her 41.93-second time at the age of nine is not a joke.
We will try to sustain her program and she must enjoy her swimming while developing her,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
The nine-year-old former PSL Rookie of the Year continued her dominating performance by claiming three more gold medals in the 100m butterfly (1:29.58), 50m butterfly (37.42) and 200m Individual Medley (2:59.51).
“Jasmine is being recruited by a school in Alabang, by a coach in the other association and being offered good perks like full scholarship, allowance and other stuff,” narrated Papa.
“But we want Jasmine to be in the right path so her parents Modj and Joan humbly forego the offer and say ‘thanks, but no thanks’. We should learn our lessons on our good swimmers being recruited in a wrong time,” added the PSL Chief.
Mojdeh has been successful in international competitions this year. She was awarded with the Most Outstanding Swimmer trophies in the 2015 Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge in Perth, Australia; Hong Kong Stingrays Invitational Swimming Meet; Singapore Invitational Swimming Championship; and the Singapore Midget Meet.
“We would like to thank Sr. Lydia Cañon, SFSC (school president) and Ms. Luzminda Octaviano-(grade school principal) of IHMC-Parañaque for their continuous support to Jasmine. We’re here to guide her all the way,” ended Papa.
PSL is a national sports swimming association for Universities and Colleges accredited by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (Fessap), internationally affiliated member of Federation of International Sports University (FISU).