PSL bags 6 gold medals in ISM tilt

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Sean Terence Zamora CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Sean Terence Zamora CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) bagged six gold medals in the 2016 International School Manila (ISM) Invitational Swimming Meet being held at the ISM swimming pool in Taguig.

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Reigning Male Swimmer of the Year Sean Terence Zamora of University of Santo Tomas (UST) led the charge of PSL as he collected two gold medals in the boys’ 15-over category.

He ruled the boys’ 50m freestyle in 24.87 second, beating American School In Japan (ASIJ) bets Elliot Irwin (25.17) and Declan Falls (25.80), who settled for second and third respectively.

Zamora also topped the 200m backstroke with a time of 2:15.72, sending Dias Konysbayev of ISM in second with 2:18.82 and Shunsuke Kinoshita of ASIJ in third with 2:23.52.

Also earning gold medals for PSL were Gwangju Universiade veteran Jux Keaton Solita of UST, and University of the Philippines Integrated School standouts Drew Benett Magbag, Charize Esmero and Isabel Baclig.

Solita topped the mixed 800m freestyle (8:58.26), Magbag dominated the boys’ 100m breaststroke (1:12.00), Esmero reigned supreme in the girls’ 200m backstroke (2:29.70) and Baclig bagged the gold medal in the girls’ 200m Individual Medley (2:49.07).

Besides the six golds, PSL got two silvers and two bronzes.

Magbag placed second in the boys’ 200m IM then towed the PSL team to a silver-medal finish in the 200m mixed medley relay with Zamora, Trisha Oliveros and Neve Salgado.

The bronzes were from Kyle Wason Pua (boys’ 100m breaststroke) and the 200m mixed medley relay of Esmero, Pua, Paul Christian King Cusing and Gianna Data.

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 Uni-versity (FISU).

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