Aklan swimmers clinch 17 golds in Milo Little Olympics


KYLA Soguilon in action. (Kiko Sports Shots)

AKLAN Aquanauts made a threatening appearance in the ongoing 22nd Milo Little Olympics Visayas Leg after diving in for 17 gold medals in various swimming events held at Cebu City Sports Center, Aug. 28, 2017.

The team, which topped most of the game categories, bested swimmers from other Visayas provinces and cities.

The 12-year-old Kyla Soguilon led the Aquanauts, and impressed the crowd for breaking two records in the competition. The pride of Regional Science High School, Soguilon clocked 1:12.42 in 100m backstroke and 2:39.60 in 200m backstroke, setting new records.

Soguilon bagged seven gold medals in secondary girls – 100m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 200m freestyle, 100m freestyle, and 200m butterfly. She was named Most Outstanding Athlete in the leg.

Soguilon thanked all the people who supported her in her journey, especially those who cheered for her when she competed against older opponents.

A bemedaled athlete, Soguilon collected 11 medals in the Milo Little Olympics Visayas Leg 2016 in elementary category. She also bagged medals in the 2016 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet and was hailed Most Outstanding Swimmer in the 2017 Palarong Pambansa held in San Jose, Antique.

Meanwhile, the 10-year-old Michael Lozada wowed other regions after he snatched 10 gold medals in elementary boys, and for breaking a record in 400m freestyle.

He also bagged gold medals in 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle, 200m individual medley, 50m breaststroke, 50m backstroke, and 100m butterfly.

This year’s edition of Milo Little Olympics is hosted by Cebu City. More than 5,000 student-athletes from Visayas participated in the three-day regional finals.

The annual meet, which features 15 sporting events, including 10 Olympic sports will wrap up today with an awarding ceremony at the Cebu Sports Center.

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