TANKER DIFUNTORUM TARGETS UNIVERSIADE

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Gold medalist Jason Ryan Difuntorum (center), silver winner Emanuel Joshua Lorbes (left) and third placer Jux Solita during the awarding of the 50m butterfly event in the 57th Leg Series dubbed at PSL-Magnolia Swimfest. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Gold medalist Jason Ryan Difuntorum (center), silver winner Emanuel Joshua Lorbes (left) and third placer Jux Solita during the awarding of the 50m butterfly event in the 57th Leg Series dubbed at PSL-Magnolia Swimfest. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Singapore Swim Meet 2013 multi-gold medalist Jason Ryan Difuntorum leads the long list of candidates for the prestigious World Summer Universiade following his impressive showing in the recently concluded 57th Leg Series Philippine Swimming League-Magnolia Swimfest.

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Difuntorum bagged three golds, two silvers and one bronze to earn the Most Outstanding Swimmer award in the boys’ 16 years event. He was actually in a tie with Emanuel Joshua Lorbes of Montessori de Manila.

Difuntorum reigned supreme in the 50-meter freestyle in 26.87 seconds as well as in the 100m breaststroke (1:18.41) and 50m butterfly (27.87) events. He placed second in the 200m Individual Medley (2:32.66) and 50m backstroke (31.06) then wound up third in the 100m freestyle (1:00.98).

The next edition of the PSL Leg Series will be on April 26 to 27 in Kalibo and Malay in Aklan with the staging of the 1st Ted Haresco Jr. Swimming Cup.

“We’re excited to bring the PSL Leg Series in Aklan. There are lots of good swimmers in the Western Visayas region and we’re expecting a high-level of competition,” PSL President Susan Papa said.

The PSL, the national sports association for swimming by Federation of School Sports of the Philippines and affiliated to Federation International Sports University, holds the longest grassroots development program in the Philippines.

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