MANILA, Philippines — Fil-Am James Deiparine ended the Philippines 10-year gold-medal drought in swimming as he ruled the 100-meter breastroke Wednesday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the New Clark City Aquatics Stadium.
Deiparine clocked 1:01.46 to frustrate Vietnamese Thanh Bao Pham of Vietnam, who took the silver in 1:01.92. Malaysia’s Lionel Khoo Chien won the bronze in 1:01.98.
Deiparine’s time is a new Philippine and Southeast Asian Games record.
Alexis Remedy Rule took the silver in the 200m women’s butterfly with a time of 56.19 seconds. (LO/IAMIGO/CNS)