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Yu ends medal drought for PH swimmers with bronze

Roxanne Yu gave the Philippine swimming team its first medal after winning the bronze in the women’s 200 meter backtroke in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games at National Aquatic Centre inside KL Sports City in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Yu clocked 2:19.98, about seven seconds behind Vietnam’s Thi Anh Vien Nguyen, who bagged the gold with a time of 2:13.64.

Yessy Venesia Yosaputra of Indonesia took home the silver, logging 2:18.19.

Yu’s podium finish averted a medal drought for PH swimming that drew subpar results from Jessie King Lacuna and Fil-American Nicole Oliva.

Author: Mark Giongco, Inquirer
Full Article: http://sports.inquirer.net/261801/yu-ends-medal-drought-ph-swimmers-bronze

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