Filipino swimmers Luke Michael Gebbie and Remedy Alexis Rule have both sealed their places in the Tokyo Olympics, bringing the Philippine national delegation to a total of 19 representatives to the prestigious quadrennial meet.
The national tankers officially qualified for the Summer Games in Japan under the universality rule, as confirmed by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) on July 1, 2021.
Gebbie and Rule earned the universality spots after emerging the highest-ranked male and female athlete among Filipinos in the Olympic qualifying events for swimming.
Filipino-Aussie Gebbie, who accumulated 828 FINA points, will be competing in the men’s 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle events.
Filipino-American Rule will see action in the women’s 200-meter freestyle and butterfly races after she tallied 830 FINA points.
Southeast Asian Games medalists Gebbie and Rule will compete in the Summer Olympic Games scheduled in Tokyo, Japan from July 24 to August 1, 2021.
Swimmers Luke Michael Gebbie and Remedy Alexis Rule join 17 Filipino athletes who have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics including pole vaulter EJ Obiena, gymnast Carlos Yulo, boxers Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam, Irish Magno and Eumir Felix Marcial, skateboarder Margielyn Didal, taekwondo jin Kurt Barbosa, rower Cris Nievarez, weightlifters Hidilyn Diaz and Elreen Ando, shooter Jayson Valdez, Judo champion Kiyomi Watanabe, golfer Juvic Pagunsan, sprinter Kristina Knott, and golfers Yuka Saso and Bianca Pagdanganan.
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