Filipina swimmer stripped of gold in SEAG

Filipina swimmer stripped of gold in SEAG

A Filipina swimmer won first place in the Southeast Asian Games but was stripped of the gold following a protest from Thai officials. National swimmer Jasmin Alkhaldi bagged a gold medal after she overcame her Singaporean rivals during the 100-meter race. But right after the awarding ceremony, her win was forfeited after Thailand’s camp protested about a “false start.” Organizers upheld the protest but PH is set to to appeal the ruling. Organizers upheld the protest and stripped Alkhaldi of the win. A re-race has been set at 7:30 pm Manila time.

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