Filipino Olympians: 5 facts to know about swimmer Luke Gebbie

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Filipino swimmer Luke Gebbie is set to represent the Philippines in the Tokyo Olympics. (Photo: Philippine Sports Commission/Facebook)
Filipino swimmer Luke Gebbie is set to represent the Philippines in the Tokyo Olympics. (Photo: Philippine Sports Commission/Facebook)
  • Luke Gebbie is the Philippines' male swimming representative at the Tokyo Olympics after punching his ticket to Japan via universality places.

Filipino swimmer Luke Gebbie. (Photo: One Sports/YouTube)
Filipino swimmer Luke Gebbie. (Photo: One Sports/YouTube)
  • He accumulated 828 FINA (International swimming federation) points, which proved to be the highest number among male swimmers in the Philippines, as of the June 20 cutoff.

Filipino swimmer Luke Gebbie. (Photo: One Sports/Facebook)
Filipino swimmer Luke Gebbie. (Photo: One Sports/Facebook)
  • He will see action in the men’s 50m and 100m freestyle events of the Summer Games.

Filipino swimmer Luke Gebbie. (Photo: One Sports/YouTube)
Filipino swimmer Luke Gebbie. (Photo: One Sports/YouTube)
  • In the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, he set the national record with a time of 49.94 seconds in the men’s 100m freestyle while making the Olympic Standard Time of the event, which stands at 50.03sec.

Filipino swimmer Luke Gebbie. (Photo: GMA News/Facebook)
Filipino swimmer Luke Gebbie. (Photo: GMA News/Facebook)
  • In the 30th Southeast Asian Games in 2019, he captured silver in the 4x100m freestyle relay and bronze in the 50m freestyle event.

Ohmer Bautista is a sports journalist who has covered local and international sporting events in the Philippines. The views expressed are his own.

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