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Luke Gebbie closes out PH swimming campaign in Tokyo Olympics

Beatrice Go
Luke Gebbie closes out PH swimming campaign in Tokyo Olympics

COMPETITIVE. Luke Gebbie made a splash in the highly competitive men's 50m freestyle event.

Philippine Swimming Inc

Fil-Kiwi Luke Gebbie ends his maiden Olympic campaign after missing the top 16 cut in the men's 50m freestyle

Luke Gebbie wrapped up Philippine swimming’s campaign in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the men’s 50m freestyle heats on Friday, July 30, at the Tokyo Aquatic Center.

Gebbie clocked 22.84 seconds to finish first in the heat, but failed to make the top 16 swimmer-cut in the event that featured 10 heats.

He finished 41st overall in the highly competitive event as American swim star Caeleb Dressel took the top spot with a time of 21.32 seconds.

The Fil-Kiwi still holds the national record of 22.57 seconds which he set in the Australian Olympic trials last June in Adelaide.

Gebbie exited the Tokyo Games with a national record in the men’s 100m freestyle, clocking 49.64 seconds in the heats.

In the country’s hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, Gebbie bagged the bronze in the 50m freestyle. –

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Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.