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SEA Games: Chloe Isleta, Jessica Geriane get podium in 100m backstroke


Jessica Geriane and Chloe Isleta celebrate their podium finishes. LAILANI VELASCO/Philippine Swimming Inc

Jessica Geriane and Chloe Isleta celebrate their podium finishes. LAILANI VELASCO/Philippine Swimming Inc

MANILA, Philippines–Chloe Isleta and Jessica Geriane added two more medals to the Philippine swimming’s haul after their silver-bronze finish in the women’s 100-meter backstroke event Tuesday in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam.

Isleta, who delivered the breakthrough gold in 200m backstroke on Monday, clocked in at 1:03.780 for the silver medal behind Indonesia’s Flairene Candrea Wonomiharjo, who swam to the gold with a time of 1:03.360.

Geriane, who won the silver in women’s 50m backstroke, finished at third for the bronze with a clocking of 1:03.860.

Meanwhile, Miranda Renner set a new Philippine record in women’s 50m butterfly with time of 26.99 in the final but narrowly missed the podium.

Renner claimed the bronze in the women’s 100m freestyle over the weekend.

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