A Grade 12 student from the Philippines bagged probably the most medals within the ninth Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Schools Games.
The Department of Education mentioned tanker Maurice Sacho Ilustre, of De La Salle Zobel, received 4 golds, together with one in boys 200m butterfly (2:03.67).
Ilustre additionally received gold medals within the 200m freestyle (1:53.21), 100m freestyle (52.23), and 100m butterfly (55.97).
Aside from these, he earned two silver medals within the 400m freestyle (four:05.44) and 50m butterfly (25.61).
“We are very proud with the improved performance of Maurice. He came a long way to achieve this feat. You have placed the Philippines in the swimming sports map,” DepEd Assistant Secretary Tonisito Umali mentioned.
Ilustre had educated within the United States after sweeping the seven occasions within the Palarong Pambansa in Antique final May.
He belongs to a household of swimmers, and began with the game when he was 4 years outdated.
Now, his dream is to participate within the 2020 Olympics. “This competition is also part of that journey towards the 2020 Olympics,” he mentioned.