May 21, 2019
The Philippine Swimming League-Swimming Pinas delivered 14 gold, three silver and five bronze medals in the 2019 Ralph Hicken International Swimming Championship held at the Markham Pan Am Center in Ontario, Canada.
Philippine national junior record holder Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh closed out the country’s campaign in the four-day meet with two more new tournament records in the girls’ 12-year division.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque tanker submitted two minutes and 22.70 second in the 200m butterfly to smash the 2:30.85 previous tournament mark.
She followed it up with another record-breaking performance in the 100m breaststroke, checking in at 1:19.13, erasing the 1:22.79 old record.
Mojdeh settled for silver in the 100m freestyle (1:02.76).
“I want to dedicate this medals and records to coach Susan Papa. She’s my motivation, my inspiration and I’ll be forever grateful to her,” said Mojdeh, who won a total of eight gold medals and one silver highlighted by one Philippine junior record and five new tournament marks.
The 12-year-old Mojdeh earlier broke the Philippine junior record in the 100m butterfly event by virtue of her 1:04.74 showing – better than the 1:05.20 former mark of Camille Buico established in the 2016 University Athletic Association of the Philippines Swimming Championship.
Mojdeh also notched tournament records in 200m Individual Medley (2:31.35), 50m breaststroke (36.69) and 50m butterfly (29.71) and won mints in 400m Individual Medley (5:21.78) and 200m breaststroke (2:50.23).
General Santos City bet Jie Angela Talosig chipped in one gold in 400m freestyle (4:49.63) and one bronze in 100m breaststroke (1:22.19) in the girls’ 12-year class while Saira Janelle Pabellon ruled the girls’ 11-year 100m breaststroke (1:21.21).
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