Davao, Palawan bets shine in EAGA Friend­ship Games

The Philippine Star - - SPORTS -

BRUNEI – Davao con­tin­ued its surge in swim­ming even as Palawan reaped the div­i­dends of an ath­letic pro­gram as the Philip­pines shone in the 10th-East Asia Growth Area (EAGA) Friend­ship Games yes­ter­day at the Has­sanal Bolkiah Na­tional Sta­dium here.

Fritz Jun Ro­driguez be­came the Philip­pines’ first dou­ble-gold medal­ist as he topped the 100 me­ter breast­stroke in 1:09.59. The lanky 17-year-old swim­mer, who will see ac­tion for San Beda in the NCAA swim­ming com­pe­ti­tions this sea­son, ear­lier won the 50 me­ter breast­stroke.

Eir­ron Seth Vibar added a gold medal in the 200 me­ter but­ter­fly in 2:16.

Palawan’s Jes­sel Luma­pas and John Lloyd Ca­balo, both na­tives of San Vi­cente, Palawan, ruled the women’s and men’s 400 me­ters.

Luma­pas had a win­ning time of 57.47 sec­onds, while Ca­balo, the small­est among the fi­nal­ists, earned thun­der­ous ap­plause with a per­sonal best 50.14 sec­onds.

Jun Ro­driguez, gold medal­ist in the 50m and 100m breast­stroke.

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