Filipino swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi’s victory in the 100m freestyle swimming event at 27th Southeast Asian Games was been revoke after Thailand officials filed a protest late Thursday night which was later adjourned by SEA Games organizers.
Earlier, the athlete obtained the fourth gold medal for Philippine team in which eventually ended in a disappointing twist after Jasmine Alkhadi, 20-year-old London Olympian ruled the competition with an average speed of 56.65 seconds.
The triumph was supposedly in her hands after winning from two Singaporean rivals, Ting Hwen Quah took the silver in 56.74 and Amanda Xiang Qi Lim received the bronze medal in 57.21.
Philippine swimming team coach, Pinky Brosas said that all contestants dive into the water on the first horn except for Thailand swimmer, who waited for the second horn before she went into the water.
However, other Filipino swimmer Matt Navata was unable to garner medal who finished fourth in 400m men’s category.
“The protest was upheld because of a second horn but the race went on and they never really put the flag down,’” said Brosas.
“We didn’t hear it. All we could hear was the initial horn,” he added.
”Of course Jasmine is disappointed. But she will not show it. She’s a strong girl,” said Brosas.
There will be a re-swim in 100m women’s category at 6 p.m. today (Myanmar time), (7:30 p.m. Manila time) December 13, 2013.