Swimming sensation Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh continued to show promise as she bagged eight gold medals and set seven meet records in the Beijing All-Star Swimming Championships at the Water Cube in Beijing, China recently.
Mojdeh, the top swimmer of the Philippine Swimming League in the girls’ 11-12 division, ruled the 200-meter fly (2:17.89), 200-meter individual medley (2:25.68), 200-meter breast stroke (2:43.51), 100-meter butterfly (1:04.67), 100-meter individual medley (1:09.85), 50-meter butterfly (29.41) and 50-m breast stroke (36:13), all in record fashion.
Her eighth gold came from the girl’s 11-12 division 100-meter breast stroke (1.17.77).
“After a year, I never even thought of her competing in Beijing and sweeping eight gold medals and breaking seven records carving her name in the walls of ISB (International School of Beijing),” said Joan Mojdeh, mother of Jasmine.
Another bet from the Philippines, Julia Basa, also etched her mark in the eight-country swimfest.
Basa set a new mark and won the gold in the 200-meter back stroke (2:45.10). She won another gold in the mixed 400-meter freestyle (5:14.31) and went home with the silver in the 200-meter freestyle (2:28.28), 100-meter back stroke (1:29.31) and 50-meter back stroke (36:28).
They are the first Filipinos to have set records in the said meet.
PSL chairman Nikki Coseteng and president Susan Papa were elated with Mojdej’s and Basa’s latest accomplishments, which came at the heels of a dominant performance of Mojdeh in the Dubai championship late last year.