Jasmine Alkhaldi bombs out anew in Asiad, but consoles herself with new PH mark in 200-m freestyle
Jasmine Alkhaldi failed to make the finals of the 200-m freestyle of the 17th Asian Games swimming competitions, but consoled herself by breaking her own Philippine record with a new time of 2:02.84. Jerome Ascano    

INCHEON, Korea -- Jasmine Alkhaldi set a new Philippine mark in the 200m freestyle Wednesday night during the 17th Asian Games swimming competitions at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center here.

Alkhaldi placed fourth in Heat 3 with a time of 2:02.84, 1.67 seconds behind winner Duo Shen of China. Her time however, was good enough to erase her own national record of 2:04.26.

Alkhaldi, however, finished only ninth out of 18 competitors, and failed to make the eight-woman finals, with Natthanan Junkrakang of Thailand taking the last seat in the finals with a time of 2:02.71.

Meanwhile, Joshua Hall finished fourth in the 100m breaststroke in heat two with a time of 1:03.26, but placed 12th among 25 competitors.

Jessie Khing Lacuna also placed fourth in the 100m butterfly with a time of 55.18 seconds, but was only 13th out of 23 competitors.

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