Filipino swimmer Jessie Khing Lacuna failed to qualify for the semifinals of the 200m freestyle competition on Sunday, ending his Olympic campaign.
The 18-year-old swimmer clocked in 1:52.91 to finish fifth in Heat 2 of the contest, and ended up 36th out of a total of 40 swimmers. Only the top 16 swimmers would qualify for the semifinals.
The 200m freestyle is a milieu for some of the world’s best swimmers. Sun Yang of China and Ryan Lochte of the United States, who have each won a gold medal earlier in the competition, finished first and second in the heats, posting times of 1:46.24 and 1:46.45, respectively. South Korean swimming star Park Tae-Hwan is also entered in the competition, posting a time of 1:46.79 in Heat 6, good for fifth place in the preliminary round.
Lacuna holds the Philippine record for the 200m freestyle, clocking in 1:50.90 in the Singapore National Age Group Swimming Championships in 2010.
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