SEA Games: Hanoi wins first gold in Philippine swimming Chloe Aileta

Chloe Isletta wins gold medal in swimming in the Philippines.  Lani Velasco / PH Swimming Inc.

Chloe Isletta wins gold medal in swimming in the Philippines. Lani Velasco / PH Swimming Inc.

Manila, Philippines – The Philippines won its first gold medal in swimming at the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday, courtesy of Chloe Eletta.

Isletta reigned in the women’s 200m backstroke event, clocking in at 2: 18.60, her closest follower, Nurul Fazar of Indonesia, more than a second faster than Fitriati.

Indonesian swimmers won silver with a time of 2: 19.79 and Mia Miller of Thailand finished third with a time of 02: 19.90.

Gold came in the women’s 50m backstroke after Jessica Jerian’s silver medal, while Isletta finished fourth and Miranda Raina finished bronze in the women’s 100m freestyle.

This is the second consecutive SEA game where the swimming team is bringing back the gold medal after James DeParin broke the decade-long gold medal drought in 2019 by winning the men’s 100m breaststroke.

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