MIGUEL Barreto splashed his way to a pair of golden performances at the conclusion of the 2022 Philippine Swimming, Inc. National Open at the Teofilo Yldefonso Swimming Complex, formerly Rizal Memorial Pool Center on Sunday.
Representing Ayala Harpoons Swim Club, Mr. Barreto took the men’s 800-meter freestyle gold in eight minutes and 52.01 seconds as well as in the 100m freestyle where he timed in 53.03 seconds, which was her best time in the event.
“Thankfully, I had the best time because out of my five events, that was my best swim,” said Mr. Barreto referring to the 100m.
Pierre Chan and Jordan Lobos likewise made their presence felt by topping the 50m backstroke in 26.91 and 200m breaststroke in 2:21.77, respectively.
Jass Mojdeh, 16, edged Chloe Daos in ruling the women’s 200m butterfly in 2:19.90 while Mervien Mirandilla pocketed the gold in the 200m fly in the men’s 2:11.18.
Xiandi Chua, a SEA Games silver and bronze medalist, struck gold in the women’s 100m while Hannah Sanchez was triumphant in the women’s 800m free in 9:58.65.
All-Star Swim Club annexed two races with Hannah Sanchez and Xiandi Chua taking the women’s 800m freestyle in 9:58.65 and the women’s 100m freestyle in 59.26 seconds, respectively. — Joey Villar