Luke Gebbie is the Philippines' male swimming representative at the Tokyo Olympics after punching his ticket to Japan via universality places.
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.
He will see action in the men’s 50m and 100m freestyle events of the Summer Games.
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.
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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