NEW CLARK CITY - It's good while it lasts.
Shortly after giving the Philippines its first swimming gold medal in the last 10 years in the Southeast Asian Games, James Deiparine said the record-breaking performance will likely be his last with the national team.
"This may be my last SEA Games," he said moments after the record-breaking swim in the men's 100-meter breaststroke on Wednesday night before an animated crowd at the New Clark City Acquatics Center.
Deiparine disclosed he wants to take up law in the U.S.
The Fil-Am swimmer is already through with his pre-law course and currently works in a law firm in the U.S.
Deiparine plans to take the bar, with personal injury law as his chosen specialty.
By the way, his American father is a lawyer.