PSL’s Jacinto bags gold in Asean meet


Philippine Swimming League (PSL) standout Jerard Dominic Jacinto copped a gold medal in the 9th ASEAN Schools Games being held at the Singapore Sports School in Singapore.

Jacinto, a Philippine national junior record holder, topped the boys’ 100m backstroke in 59.60 seconds. He actually shared the top honors with Indonesian Setyawan Daniel who also submitted the same time.

Thai Sridilok Passakorn pocketed the bronze.

Jerard Dominic Jacinto. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

“PSL Family is proud of Jerard Jacinto winning the gold medal in 100m backstroke. He is a homegrown talent and we congratulate his coach Ryan Robles for molding Jerard. We’re happy with his performance,” said PSL President Susan Papa.

Jacinto was part of the PSL Team that won gold medals in the Stingrays Swimming Championship in Hong Kong, SICC Invitational Swimming Meet in Singapore and Hamilton Aquatics Swimming Championship in United Arab Emirates.

Maurice Sacho Ilustre and Filipino-Australian tanker Bhay Maitland Newberry also delivered gold medals in their respective events.

Luster clocked 55.97 seconds in capturing the boys’ 100m butterfly gold over Singaporean Rhys Jun Kai Ng (56.36) and Indonesian Damanik Alexander (56.41).

His campaign so far didn’t end there as Ilustre collared his second gold for the day, winning the 200m freestyle event in 1:53.21, besting Ahmad Fathoni Erick of Indonesia (1:56.13) and Tsien Ee Tan of Malaysia (1:56.29).

It can be recalled that Ilustre also ruled the 100m freestyle on the first day of the competition over Singaporeans Mikkel Jun Jie Lee (52.44) and Samuel Shaojun (53.07).

Not to be outdone, Newberry scored her second gold medal in the Games after winning the girls’ 100m backstroke event.

Newberry, who was also a member of the PSL team in some international competitions, registered 1:05.42 in beating Indonesian tankers Novita Lestari Dewi (1:06.67) and Kemala Fathihia Sofie (1:07.02).

Over at the Bishan Stadium, Sylvian Faith Abunda nabbed the silver medal in the girls’ javelin throw with her heave of 45.34. Abunda placed behind the gold medal winner in Devi Jayaindran Pavithraa of Malaysia (46.04).


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