Philippine Swimming League (PSL) standout Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh was named the Most Bemedalled Swimmer in the 2017 Hamilton Aquatics Winter Long Course Swimming Championship held at the Hamdam Sports Complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque tanker completed a sweet sweep of all her 12 events in the girls’ 11-year category besting taller and older foes from different parts of the world.
“I didn’t expect it since we all know that this competition is one of the toughest with the presence of world-class swimmers including from host country. I’m happy that I was able to contribute and win medals for our country,” said Mojdeh.
Mojdeh started strong winning six gold medals in the opening day in 50m freestyle (31.01), 100m breaststroke (1:23.33), 400m Individual Medley (5:30.75), 200m freestyle (2:25.50), 100m butterfly (1:08.72) and 200m breaststroke (2:57.19).
Mojdeh continued her dominance in the second day finishing first in the 200m Individual Medley (2:39.96), 50m butterfly (31.28), 400m freestyle (5:01.31), 50m breaststroke (37.60), 100m freestyle (1:07.71) and 200m butterfly (2:34.27).
“I am a fan of Jasmine Mojdeh. She’s an amazing swimmer with amazing time records. We are grooming her to be an Olympian and hopefully she’ll win our first-ever gold medal in the Olympics. We’re so proud of her achievement,” said PSL President Susan Papa.
Overall, PSL bagged 16 gold, six silver and five bronze medals.
Reigning PSL Male Swimmer of the Year Marc Bryan Dula of Wisenheimer Academy delivered six medals—one gold, four silvers and one bronze—in the boys’ 11-year category.
He ruled the 200m butterfly in 3:03.18 then finished second in the 50m butterfly (32.43), 400m freestyle (5:24.91), 400m IM (6:08.78) and 100m butterfly (1:16.85). He finished third in the 100m backstroke (1:19.96)
Angela Torrico chipped in two gold medals, which she won in the girls’ 11-year 50m backstroke (36.09) and 100m backstroke (1:20.72). Albren Dayapdapan won one gold in the boys’ 200m breaststroke (2:48.98).
“Overall, we’re happy with the performance of the team in this competition. It’s a good way to end the season with 16 gold medals. We are now looking forward to winning gold medals in 2018. We received a lot of invitation for next year,” added Papa.