Isleta, Geriane secure podium finish in women's 100-meter backstroke; Renner resets PH butterfly record

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) – Swimmers Chloe Isleta and Jessica Geriane added more medals in the backstroke event of the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday at the My Dinh Water Sports Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Isleta and Geriane secured the silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the women’s 100-meter backstroke final as they finished behind gold medalist Flairene Candrea Wonomiharjo of Indonesia.

Wonomiharjo clocked in at one minute and 3.36 seconds. Isleta finished closely behind at one minute and 3.78 seconds, holding a slim lead against the one minute and 3.86 seconds of Geriane.

Isleta won the country’s first swimming gold medal on Monday in the women’s 200-meter backstroke, to become the first Filipina SEA Games swimming gold medalist after 29 years. 

Geriane broke the national record in her silver medal finish in the women’s 50-meter backstroke event. 

Meanwhile, Miranda Renner reset the Philippine record in the women's 50-meter butterfly event after she clocked in at 26.99 seconds in the finals.

Renner surpassed the 27.09 seconds mark of two-time Olympian Jasmine Alkhaldi in her record-setting swim, although she settled for fourth place in the event.

The Philippine swimming team so far garnered one gold, two silver, and two bronze medals in the 31st SEA Games.

The Filipino swimmers failed to land a podium finish in the men’s 50-meter backstroke, men’s 200-meter breaststroke, and men’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay on Tuesday.