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    Golden swim may be perfect farewell for aspiring lawyer Deiparine

    Dec 4, 2019
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    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.

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    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.

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