Palaro top athlete Mojdeh splashes 3rd gold in Batang Pinoy

BAGUIO CITY – Mikaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Parañaque City claimed her third gold medal after two days of swimming competition in the 2018 Batang Pinoy National Championships here. 
The 12-year-old Mojdeh’s dazzling performances were registered on Wednesday as she struck her third gold by dominating the 50-meter butterfly at 30.57 seconds. She beat Maglia Jaye Dignadice who finished in 31.95 seconds and Quendy Fernandez (32.26 sec.), both from Puerto Princesa City, who took the silver and bronze honors, respectively.
Mojdeh, who started swimming at the age of six also ruled the girls’ 12-under 400-meter individual medley at 5:37.70, her second gold in the meet.
She defeated Lady Samantha Corpuz of La Union, who took the silver, and Thea Diane Canda of General Santos City who settled for the bronze.
“I was inspired by the support of my parents. I promised to give my best, and I did it,” said the jubilant Mojdeh, adding her early arrival in the city to acclimatize contributed to her sterling performances.
Mojdeh, Grade 7 pupil of Immaculate Heart of Mary College, captured her first gold in the meet by ruling the 100-meter butterfly on Monday with a time of 1:05.92.
She was the Most Outstanding athlete in the recent Palarong Pambansa in Vigan City with her six gold output.
Laguna Province made big waves en route to capture five more golds to keep its supremacy in the pool.
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Roshanne Ysabelle Biglete and John Marocenel Alagon highlighted Laguna Province’ dominance in the pool by ruling their respective events.
Biglete topped the girls’ 12-under 200 -meter backstroke with the time 2:34.33 seconds and 50 meter freestyle at 29.85 seconds while Alagon got the gold in the boys’ 12-under 50 butterfly at 29.37 seconds.
Alagon also supported his team composed of Philip Miguel Mendoza, Jophet Suarez and Brent Dave Cadelino to bag the gold in the 200-meter medley relay with a time of 2:05.39.
Roz Ciaralene Encarnacion also marked Laguna Province’ smashing performances by capturing the gold in the girls’ 12-under 200 meter breaststroke finishing in 2:55.02.
Lucena City, Quezon City and Puerto Princesa tankers also struck golds in the pool.
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Among the gold medalists were John Neil Paredes, Mervien Jules Mirandilla and the quartet team of Althea Gem Villapena, Dannae Dessa Sarmiento, Jasmine del Mundo, Bernice Anne Magtinbay, of Lucena City; Zoe Marie Hilario, Althea Michel Baluyot and Nigel Anthony Romey, of Quezon City; June Pearl Daganio, Mary Sophia Manantan and her quartet composed of Natalie Mendoza, Dignadice, Natalie Mendoza and Fernandez, of Puerto Princesa.
La Union’s Johan Carlo Aguilen made his province also proud when he topped boys’ 12-under 50 meter freestyle (27.16 sec.), crushing Lucena City’s ace tanker Markus Johannes De Kam’s 27.40 who settled for the silver and Ericson James Velasco’s 28.18 of Ilagan City, who took the bronze medal.
Also, Wyat Santos and Kensaku Hatazawa of Dasmariñas City captured the gold in the boys 400-meter individual medley (5:15.36) and 200-meter backstroke, respectively.
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Santos beat Guileiver Clive Clemente of Antique Province and Maenard Rhoman Batnag, who took the silver and bronze honors, respectively.
Hatazawa beat Naga’s Angelo Jose Tondo and Jay Lawson. PRIMO AGATEP, PNA

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