Olympics: Remedy Rule fails to secure semis berth in 100-meter butterfly

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Southeast Asian Games - Aquatics Swimming - Women's 200m Butterly - Final  - New Clark City Aquatic Center, Clark, Philippines - December 4, 2019   Rule Remedy Alexis of the Philippines in action   REUTERS/Jeremy Lee
Filipina Olympian Remedy Rule. (REUTERS/Jeremy Lee)

Filipina swimmer Remedy Rule fell short of a semifinals berth in the women's 100-meter butterfly in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics swimming competition at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Saturday (July 24).

Rule failed to make it into the top 16 in the heats despite finishing in second place in Heat 2 after clocking in a time of 59.68 seconds.

She placed 25th out of the 33 swimmers in the heats, where Zhang Yufei of China and Emma McKeon of Australia tied for first place with an identical time of 55.82 seconds.

Rule will now shift her focus in the 200-meter freestyle and butterfly events next week.  

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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