Jasmine Al-Khaldi

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Jasmine Alkhaldi
Personal information
Nationality Philippines Filipino
Born (1993-06-20)June 20, 1993
Parañaque[1]
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) butterfly, freestyle

Jasmine Alkhaldi is a Filipino swimmer who represented the Philippines in the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2] She holds the Philippine women's record in the 200, 100, 50 metre Freestly and 100 metre butterfly and 50 metre butterfly races.[3] Having been born from a Saudi Arabian father,[4] she became popular in Saudi Arabia when she competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics.[4]

Personal Life[edit]

Alkhaldi was born in Parañaque to a Filipino mother and a Saudi Arabian father.[1][4]

Alkhaldi attends the University of Hawai'i.[5]

Swimming career[edit]

Jasmine Al-Khaldi
Medal record
Competitor for  Philippines
Women's Swimming
Southeast Asian Games
Bronze 2013 Napyidaw 100 m freestyle

Prior to her participation in the 2012 Summer Olympics, Alkhaldi held the Philippines women's record in the 100 metre butterfly and 50 metre butterfly.[3][1] Her personal best swimming times included the following.[6]

In the 2012 Summer Olympics, Alkhaldi swam the 100 metre freestyle in 57.13 seconds, placing 34th out of 50 competitors.[4]

Popularity[edit]

During the 2012 Summer Olympics, Alkhaldi became popular in online Saudi Arabian social networks, because she was a woman of Saudi Arabian origin who competed in the Olympic Games.[1][7] Sarah Attar and Wodjan Shaherkani were the first women to compete in Olympic competition for Saudi Arabia.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Suhaimi, Ahmed (30 July 2012). "Arab fans show big support to Saudi-Filipino swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi". Al Arabiya. Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  2. ^ "P-Noy dares Olympians: 'Surprise the world'". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Filipino Olympian: Jasmine Alkhaldi". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  4. ^ a b c d Henson, Joaquin (3 August 2012). "Alkhaldi to focus on strength training". The Philippine Star. Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  5. ^ "Hawai'i Athletics 2013 - 2014 Women's Swimming and Diving Roster". Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "2011-2012 Women's Swimming & Diving Roster". University of Hawai'i Athletics. 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-08-14. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 

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