Xiandi Chua was the only Filipino swimmer to advance to the evening finals of the swimming competitions at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
Chua finished seventh overall in the preliminaries with a time of 4:55.83 and will be the sole swimmer representing the team in day 4 action. Teammates Kayla Sanchez, Teia Salvino, Jasmine Alkhaldi, and Jarold Hatch missed the finals in their respective events.
Sanchez finished ninth overall in the morning heats of the women’s 100m backstroke in 1:01.94. Meanwhile, Salvino placed 10th in the same event with a time of 1:02.09.
Dela Cruz finished 15th in the women’s 100m breaststroke prelims with a time of 1:12.04.
Meanwhile, Hatch secured 12th place in the men’s 100m butterfly qualifications with a time of 53.70.
Finally, Alkhaldi finished 13th in the women’s 100m butterfly prelims with a time of 1:01.96.