Philippine paddlers and swimmers registered mixed results as the morning action started today in the 27th Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar.
Seeing action in Ngalike Dam in the province of Naypyitaw, eighteen year-old Hermie Macaranas failed to duplicate his podium finish last Tuesday, and settled only for the fourth place in the men’s C1 500m canoeing event.
Macaranas registered a time of 2:03.038, few seconds away from bronze medalist Rungsawan Suansan of Thailand who registered a time of 2:01.886.
Claiming the gold is Indonesia’s Spensstuber Mehue with a time of 1:59.256, while Myanmar’s Win Htikel took the silver with a time of 1:59.676
In the men’s MK1 500m canoeing event, Alex Generalo finished sixth among 8 entries in the final event, with a time of 1:58.018. Thailand’s Kasemsit Borriboonwasin registered 1:51.364 to take clinch the gold medal.
While Filipino paddlers fail to deliver a medal of any color this morning, Filipino swimmers Jasmine Alkhaldi and Matt Louis Navata were victorious in their morning heats.
Jasmine Alkhaldi clocked 57.76 in the morning heat in the women’s 100m Freestyle event, advancing to the evening finals seeded second to Singapore’s Amanda Lim (57.68).
New Philippine recruit Matt Navata finished 3rd in the overall heats this morning at the men’s 400m Individual Medley event with a time of 4:34.04
Swimming evening finals starts at 6:00pm (7:30pm Manila time).