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Xiandi Chua shines in PSI Nationals Day 2


Xiandi Chua swept her events on the second day of the 2022 Philippine Swimming Incorporated National Open, Saturday at the Teofilo Yldefonso Swimming Complex in Malate, Manila.

The All Star Swim Club and national team standout opened her day by topping the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 2:08.91. She then closed things out with a 5:07.25 finish in the 400m individual medley.

Miguel Barreto and Thanya Dela Cruz topped their third events of the meet. The two Ayala Harpoons Swim Club bets excelled in the men’s 200m freestyle in 2:08.91 and the women’s 100m breaststroke in 1:13.66, respectively.

QC Buccaneers Swim Club’s Seb Wong finished on top for the second time in the competition after a tight finish with Harpoons’ Rafael Barreto and BEST Main’s Mervien Mirandilla in the men’s 50m butterfly.

The 23-year-old swimmer stopped the clock at 25.58, 0.12 seconds ahead of the two who tied for second.

BEST Main’s Jordan Lobos likewise was ahead of the pack in the 100m breaststroke, clocking in at 1:06.00 – 0.07 split seconds ahead of Ateneo Blue Knights’ Sam Alcos with a time of 1:06.00.

Mishka Sy, also of the Buccaneers, topped her second event of the meet in the 200m backstroke with a time of 2:28.91.

Three swimmers broke through during the three-day trials.

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Rising Atlantis’ Camille Buico paced the women’s 50m butterfly in 29.28 seconds; Joaquin Santos bagged the men’s 200m backstroke in 2:11.84; and Joshua Del Rio annexed the 400m IM win in 4:53,80.

The third and final day of the competition is set to start at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday still at the same venue.

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