Fourteen year-old swimmer Kristen Chloe Daos today became the third Filipino youth swimmer to have surpassed a 2014 Youth Olympic Games qualifying standard time after clocking 2:29.36 in the morning preliminary of the girls 200m butterfly event at the 45th Singapore National Age Group Championship in Singapore Sports School, Singapore.
Beating the 2:29.82 YOG qualifying standard B time, Daos again stamped her class in the said event by clocking 2:25.43 in the evening finals of the week long competition which is one of the qualifying meets of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games.
Her time in finals is just a few kick away from hitting the 2:24.75 YOG qualifying standard A time.
Daos now joins the ranks of Roxanne Ashley Yu and Jethro Robert Chua who have already delivered YOG QT marks in the previous days.
Yu has surpassed the YOG QTB in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke events, while Chua has also achieved the YOG QTB mark in the 200m freestyle event.
Chua will be seeing action in tomorrow’s 100m freestyle event where he is poised to deliver another YOG QTB mark.
His best time in the said event is 53.78, while the QTB is 53.26
Although Daos, Yu and Chua have already surpassed the YOG QTB standards, FINA, the world governing body of swimming, will still have to confirm by 20 June 2014 the list of YOG participating swimmers, up to the total number of 140 boys and 140 girls, in accordance to the FINA Qualifying Standard Times and FINA Points Table.
Hopefully all three swimmers will make it to Nanjing Youth Olympic Games since an NOC can send up to 4 QT swimmers (2 boys and 2 girls) in the prestigious meet.
Also delivering impressive swims in day 5 of the age group swimming championship are sisters Raissa Regatta Gavino and Romina Rafaelle Gavino, as well as swimmers Gerard Christoffe Reyes and Alberto Batungbacal.
All of them managed to advance to the evening finals of their respective events.