MANILA —Jamesray Mishael Ajido continued his dominant performance in the Philippine Aquatics, Inc.’s National Age Group Championships, securing three additional gold medals at the Teofilo Yldefonso Swimming Pool in the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex on Saturday.



According to Philippines News Agency, Ajido, an incoming Grade 9 student at La Salle Green Hills, won the boys’ 15 Class A 50-meter backstroke event with a time of 28.50 seconds, despite recovering from a right shoulder injury. Elijah Ebayan of South Warriors finished second with 30.24 seconds, followed by John Jeremy Villanueva of Pasig City with 30.42 seconds.



Ajido also claimed gold in the 100-meter freestyle, clocking in at 53.97 seconds to surpass Matt Aaron Nerison of Elizabeth Seton Saints (58.02 seconds) and Rodevic Gonzalvo of Green Blasters Swim Club (58.32 seconds). His third gold came in the 50-meter butterfly, finishing in 25.74 seconds, ahead of Ebayan (26.71 seconds) and Gonzalvo (27.50 seconds).



“I still have five more events and I hope to win them,” said Ajido, who has already won six gold medals in the tournament. Ajido, a member of the FTW Royals Swim Club coached by Sherwin Santiago, is set to compete in the 50-meter and 400-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke, and 200-meter butterfly and Individual Medley on Sunday. On Friday, he collected three gold medals and a silver.



Meanwhile, Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh triumphed in the girls’ 17-over Class A 100-meter breaststroke event, recording a time of 1:16.62. Dee Vianne Catedrilla of Nautilus came in second with 1:20.73, and Gerice Oyaman of FTW Royals finished third with 1:21.64.



Jasmine’s siblings, Behrouz Mohammad and Mikhael Jasper, also achieved significant success in their respective categories. Behrouz Mohammad won the boys’ 13 Class A 100-meter backstroke (1:16.49), 100-meter butterfly (1:05.41), and 400-meter Individual Medley. Mikhael Jasper dominated the boys’ 9 Class B 50-meter breaststroke (51.45 seconds), 50-meter butterfly (38.60 seconds), 100-meter butterfly (1:34.70), and 100-meter (1:16.94) and 200-meter (2:45.76) freestyle events.

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