Fil-Am Deiparine ends PH’s gold medal drought in swimming

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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)

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