De La Salle Zobel swimmer Maurice Sacho Ilustre is simply unstoppable as he is on a junior national record breaking spree for two weeks now, breaking two junior national records last week and breaking a 12 year-old junior national record this week.
At yesterday’s Muntinlupa PRISAA 2014 Swimming Championships, Sacho surprised everyone after finally hitting the 58 second-mark in the 100m Butterfly event with his eye-popping gold medal time of 58.12 seconds.
Not just that, Sacho’s new best time of 58.12 seconds has broken Ronal Guiriba’s 12 year-old 14-15 Boys national junior record of 59.06 set last November 2012 in Rizal.
This is Sacho’s third junior national swimming record in his belt.
He first joined the elite list of national record holders last year when he erased the 14 year-old record of Jonathan Villagracia in the 14-15 Boys 200m Butterfly (2:11.51) after clocking 2:11.25 in the Speedo LC National Swimming Championship.
Since then, he has continuously reset the said record many times, with last week as the latest where he again trimmed it down for the fifth time to 2:09.97 at the Batang Pinoy Luzon Leg.
Also in the same meet, Sacho clinched his second junior national record after breaking Nikita Dacera’s 8 year-old 14-15 Boys 200m Freestyle record of 2:00.13 with his new record time of 1:59.68 minutes.
With Sacho’s record breaking feats in the butterfly events, he has now become the 4th fastest Filipino swimmer in the 100m Butterfly event, just behind Philippine swimming superstars Jessie Khing Lacuna (55.18), Dhill Anderson Lee (56.44), and fast rising 17-year-old Cebuano swimmer Timothy Yen (57.82).
He is also the third fastest Filipino swimmer in the 200m Butterfly event just behind Jessie Khing Lacuna (2:03.93) and Timothy Yen (2:05.94).
Photo Credit : Raine Gavino