MANILA, Philippines – The Filipino swimmers competing in the 9th Asean School Games (ASG) collected 6 gold medals on day 2 of the tournament, Sunday, July 16 in Singapore.
Bhay Newberry, 14, clinched golds in the 200 and 100-meter backstroke events in the tournament.
Newberry also shone bright in the 200m backstroke girls aged 14-15 group junior national record and broke her previous record of 2:24.71 with a new 2:22.73 mark at the ASG prelims last June.
ASG 2017 began on July 15 and will end on the 18th. There are a total of 28 athletes representing the Philippines in different sporting events.
Soo proud of the Philippine Swim team! 8 years without any gold medals during #AseanSchoolGames now we've got 6 in the first 2 days!!! — Bhay newberry (@bhaynewberry)