Veteran campaigner Ma. Paula Angela Villamil sizzled with five gold medals on Sunday to become one of the Most Outstanding Swimmers (MOS) in the 51st Philippine Swimming League (PSL) Series dubbed as Pamaskong Handog ng PSL held at the Diliman Preparatory School (DPS) swimming pool in Quezon City.
It was a fruitful day for Villamil as she dominated the 50-meter freestyle, 100m individual medley, 50m backstroke, 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke events to grab the MOS honors in the girls 13 years with .
“I’m happy with my overall performance but it doesn’t end here. I need to work hard during trainings to improve for my future international competitions,” said the 13-year-old Villamil, who also won a gold medal in the 2013 Royal Bangkok Swimming Championships held in Thailand recently.
Villamil, along with her parents and younger sister Ma. Sophia Mae, flew all the way from Ho Chi Minh City to compete in the tournament organized by the PSL in cooperation with the DPS headed by Senator Nikki Coseteng.
Ma. Sophia Mae, for her part, won three gold medals (50m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke) in the girls’ 9 years category.
Palarong Pambansa standout McTracy Alindogan was also sparkling by getting seven gold medals in the boys’ 13 years for a perfect 70 points while University of the Philippines’ Ma. Claire Adorna took the spotlight in the girls’ 17 years and over with 54 points.
Other Most Outstanding Swimmers are Emanuel Joshua Lorbes with 66 points (boys’ 16 years), Noah Labasan with 64 points (boys’ 8 years), Yuri Ilustre with 54 points (boys’ 14 years), Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh with 70 points (girl’ 7 years), Francesca Glenn Israel with 64 points (girls’ 8 years), Kyla Soguilon with 58 points (girls’ 9 years), Charize Esmero with 68 points (girls’ 11 years), Imee Joyce Saavedra with 74 points (girls’ 12 years), Seth Isaak Martin with 68 points (boys’ 11 years), Marc Bryan Dula with 64 points (boys’ 6 years), Michael Lozada with 70 points (boys’ 7 years), Vaughn Andre Aquino with 64 points (boys’ 9 years), Jordan Lobos with 66 points (boys’ 10 years), Jerard Jacinto with 60 points (boys’ 12 years), JC Doragos with 62 points (boys’ 15 years), Jifrey Azur with 52 points (boys’ 17 years and over), Chloe Fabic with 70 points (girls’ 10 years), Aidepp de Luna with 60 points (girls’ 5 years and under), Aubrey Tom with 50 points (girls’ 6 years), Portia Dorogos with 62 points (girls’ 13 years), Paula Cayanan with 65 points (girls’ 14 years), Kyle Mendoza with 64 points (girls’ 15 years), and Mary Angelic Saavedra with 72 points (girls’ 16 years).
“We’re overwhelmed with the number of participants this year, a nice way to end this year. We will continue this next year not only to discover fresh talents but to train them and hone their skills for future tournaments abroad,” said PSL President Susan Papa.