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    James Deiparine looking to win double gold in SEA Games swimming

    Dec 8, 2019
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    NEW CLARK CITY – James Deiparine hopes to give Team Philippines a second gold in swimming as he returns to the pool on Sunday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.

    Deiparine sees action in the 50-m breaststroke in the first match of the day at the New Clark City Aquatics Center.

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    The 26-year-old swimmer topped his heat early in the morning with a clocking of 28.43 seconds, making him the favorite to win the final later in the night.

    The time is close to the SEA Games record of 28.25 seconds.

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      Earlier this week, Deiparine ended the 10-year gold medal drought of Philippine swimming in the SEA Games by topping the men’s 100-meter breaststroke. His winning time of 1:01.4 now stands as the new meet and national marks.

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      Deiparine claimed the silver medals in the men’s 100-meter and 50-meter breaststroke during the 2017 Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

      He’s looking for another sweep, but this time for the gold.

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