• PSL’s Soguilon shines in Milo Little Olympics

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    Kyla Soguilon CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    Kyla Soguilon CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    Philippine Swimming League (PSL) Female Swimmer of the Year Kyla Soguilon bagged five golds and two silvers in the 2015 Milo Little Olympics National Finals held at the Laguna Sports Complex in Sta. Rosa.

    Soguilon, the reigning Female Milo Junior Athlete of the Year and Philippine Junior Athlete of the Year, dominated the girls’ 100-meter backstroke with a time of one minute and 15.71 seconds and the 50m butterfly in 32.76 seconds.

    The 10-year-old Kalibo Sun Yat Sen School standout continued to shine in the 50m freestyle as she registered 30.19 seconds before claiming her fourth individual gold medal in the 50m backstroke in 35.52 seconds.

    Soguilon also anchored her team to another gold in the 4x50m medley relay.

    The silver medals were from 50m breaststroke and 4x50m freestyle relay.

    “We are happy of Kyla’s performance in the Milo National Finals, winning four gold medals in her individual events. She made good clocking without tapering as she is preparing for another international tournament next year,” said PSL President Susan Papa.

    Soguilon will be competing in the 2015 Tokyo Swimming Championship in Japan in November along with fellow PSL standouts Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh, Drew Magbag and Sean Terence Zamora.

    “It’s [Milo National Finals] a good exposure for Kyla since we are aiming to win medals in Japan. We’ll continue supporting her and we’re hoping for another good outcome in her next international competition,” added Papa.

    Soguilon won seven gold medals in the 2015 Phuket Invitational Swimming Championship in Thailand in March then grabbed another seven golds on top of three silvers in the 2015 Indian Ocean All Stars Challenge in Australia in April.

    In September, Soguilon claimed the Most Outstanding Swimmer award in the 2015 Singapore Invitational Swimming Championship via a five-gold, one-silver, one-bronze showing.

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