|Full name||Jessie de Guzman Lacuna|
December 23, 1993 |
|Height||5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) (2012)|
|Weight||65 kilograms (143 lb) (2012)|
|Stroke(s)||Backstroke, butterfly, freestyle|
|Club||Bulacan Bullsharks Swimming Club, Philippine Aquatic Sports Association Inc.|
Jessie Khing Lacuna (//,la-KOH-na, born December 23, 1993) is a Filipino swimmer who competes in the freestyle and butterfly events. He has, overall, won 26 Gold medals in Philippine Olympic Games and 7 in SEA Age Group Swimming Championship, he represented the country Philippines in Southeast Asian Games and Asian Games.
Lacuna has a total of 51 gold medals consist of 35 at national and 16 at international titles. He also qualified as universality in FINA in 200 meters Freestyle at the 1st SEA Swim Championships. He had timed at 1:53.84 in which he ranked first as of in the Philippines' federation.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Records
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Physique
- 6 Carlos Brosas
- 7 See also
- 8 Notes
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Lacuna was born and raised in Paltao, Pulilan, Bulacan Philippines. His potential in swimming was discovered when he was a child, through the neighboring resort where he often swims with his parents since he was months old. His parents made him wear inflatable armband that helps him paddle on water. This soon became his pastime. At the age of 6, he already started joining swimming competitions at school.
In 2001, Lacuna had his first national competition at the age 8 that raps gold medals in the event 100 meter freestyles. His first winning on national events takes him constant into various national competitions includes Philippine Olympic Games. Bulacan BullSharks Swimming Club was lacuna’s first swimming club attendance where he competes as a high school at Bulacan State University Laboratory High School, division in 2005.
Until turning college, the Philippine Olympic Committee recognizes Lacuna’s overall 32 gold medals in the Philippine Olympic Games and other local swimming competitions. He joined the national club in the Philippines which molds athletes into international prospects. This then leads him to entering the Asian Games.
Batang Pinoy National Championship
|Batang Pinoy National Championship – Boy's Swimming|
|Competitor for the Philippines|
|Gold||100 m Butterfly||1:02.71 (2001)|
|Silver||200 m Freestyle||2:05.35 (2001)|
|Silver||200 m Freestyle||(UNK) (2002)|
|Silver||100 m Freestyle||(UNK) (2003)|
|Bronze||200 m Butterfly||(UNK) (2003)|
The first nationals competition had lacuna raced is the 2nd event of Batang Pinoy National Championship held in Laguna. He set his record as one of a youngest gold grabber in the competition, composed of a gold at 1:02.71 time in the event 100 LC Meter Butterfly and silver with 2:05.35 in 200 LC Meter Freestyle. His winning meets grant of “Dangal ng Pulilan Awardee” in Pulilan, Bulacan.
Nevertheless, at the 3rd Batang Pinoy National Championship in Bacolod City, lacuna upshots only one silver medal at the event. Consequently, he gains a silver and bronze at 4th Batang Pinoy in Puerto Princessa, Palawan competition.
Philippine Olympic Festivals
|Philippine Olympic Festivals – Boy's Swimming|
|Competitor for the Philippines|
|Gold||400 Individual Medley||(UNK) (2007)|
|Gold||400 m Freestyle||(UNK) (2007)|
|Silver||200 m Backstroke||(UNK) (2007)|
|Bronze||200 m Breaststroke||(UNK) (2007)|
|Gold||200 m Butterfly||(UNK) (2007)|
|Gold||100 m Freestyle||(UNK) (2007)|
|Gold||400 Individual Medley||5:11.53 (2008)|
|Gold||400 m Freestyle||4:36.69(2008)|
|Gold||200 m Backstroke||2:26.39(2008)|
|Gold||200 m Breaststroke||2:48.14(2008)|
|Gold||200 m Butterfly||2:19.53(2008)|
|Gold||100 m Freestyle||56.54(2008)|
At Nationals, Lacuna was bestowed the Most Valuable Player award in the 2nd Philippine Olympic Festival. He earned manifold medals composed of 13 gold medals in the events 100m freestyle, 200m butterfly and 50m freestyle. Although, that time lacuna was expecting only 11 gold to bring home, however, the two breaststroke events was folded gold at 100m and 200m breaststroke. He joins as his first entry in Philippine Olympic Festival competitions represented in Bulacan which where held at Vigan, Ilocos Sur in 2007.
The Philippine Olympic Festival in 2008 held in Olongapo City, lacuna bagged 13 gold same in the former game event. He races the events of 400 Individual Medley, 400 m Freestyle, 200 Backstroke, 200 m Breaststroke, 200 m Butterfly and 100 m Freestyle.
At 49th Palarong Pambansa, lacuna adds two gold, two silvers and bronze in 2006 held in Naga City. He swims in 100 LC Meter Backstroke where he gains silver at 1:09.67, 50 LC Meter Butterfly with bronze at 00:30.15 times, in 100 Long Course Meter Freestyle he gains gold at 1:01.41 and 100 LC Meter Butterfly silvered at 1:05.62. In 400 LC Meter Medley Relay, Lacuna grouped Gerard Gelanga, Gene Ryan Ebue and Fritz Marnold Agapay who are at 4th where 5:12.43 in final time. Nevertheless, in final results lacuna have headed the golds.
In his second event to compete in Palarong Pambansa 2007 at Koronadal City, Cotabato, he picks up only 3 bronze. Hither, on the other hand lacuna bestowed “CLRAA Consistent Highest Pointer” as of Most Valuable Player in swimming where his points from 3rd Grade school to High school made him focal by region.
2011 Philippine National Games
|Philippine National Games – Men's Swimming|
|Competitor for the Philippines|
|Gold||200 m Freestyle||1:55.94|
|Gold||100 m Breaststroke||1:11.21|
|Gold||50 m Freestyle||25.02|
|Gold||200 m Individual Medley||2:11.76|
|Gold||50 m Breaststroke||31.89|
|Silver||200 m Medley Relay||2:30.67|
At the first country show of Philippine National Games competition in 2011, Lacuna performs concludes 6 gold medals and silver. He attains swimming at Bacolod, Panaad Swimming Pool where he compete in the events 200 m Freestyles, 100 m breastroke, 50 m Freestyles.
In first day event, lacuna has smooth flawless finals time, he played in 200 LC Meter Freestyle at 1:55.94 that best a qualifying entry-time. Also, he includes gold in the event 100 LC Meter Breaststroke at the time of 1:11.21 and 50 LC Meter Freestyle event that clocked at 00:25.02.
At Nationals day two, in the event 200 LC Meter Individual Medley he has gold at 2:11.76 time with a straight winning of 50 LC Meter Breaststroke at 00:31.89 clocked. However, he chucked silver in position of 200 LC Meter Medley Relay at 2:30.67 which he grouped his brother Dexter John Lacuna also includes John Philip Castillo and Armand Joshua Reyes who are compete as a Bulucan competitors in the event.
At the 25th Southeast Asian Games, lacuna silvered the 4×200m Freestyle Relay. His 7:31.10 times is a trial in his first joining SEA Games where held in Vientiane, Laos. Lacuna batched Ryan Arabejo, Charles Walker, and Miguel Molina in Philippine Team.
In 2011, the 26th SEA Games in Palembang, Indonesia are his second combat to excel medals. However, he represented the Philippines with silver as of 1:52.23 in the event 200m freestyle. Also, he adds two bronze at 4×100m and 4 ×200m Freestyle Relays.
2011 World Aquatics Championships
In 14th FINA World Championship in Shanghai, China in 2011, Lacuna however only hits heats qualifier wherein he did not advance at the competition. He had rank 40 in Men's 200m Freestyle at 1:52.27, rank 36 in the event 200m Butterfly at 2:04.23. Indeed, he represents as a Philippine competitor who buckle-up to raise its mark.
2012 Summer Olympics
In the 2012 London Olympic Games, Lacuna was his Olympic debut participation in one swimming event, the 200-meter freestyle competition. The Philippine Olympic Committee sent him to London after he was given a wild-card slot. Lacuna then was currently holding the record as the fastest Filipino swimmer, wherein he added two gold medals to his national games haul, and will also the youngest Filipino contingent participating in the 2012 London Olympic games.
On July 29, 2012 at the London Aquatics Centre, Lacuna raced in heat 2 where he opposed Matias Koski (Finland), Radovan Siljevski (Serbia), Mario Montoya (Costa Rica), Sebastian Jahnsen Madico (Peru) and Raul Martinez Colomer (Puerto Rico). Nevertheless, at the heat's results, Lacuna made ranked 36 that clocked 1:54.23 with difference at +3.07 where he swim short course racing at lane 6.
On the event, at 50 meters, he contest smooth in rank 3 that clocked 26:03 seconds. At 100 meters, he climbs in rank 2 timed at 53:82 seconds on splitting of 27.79 seconds. Underway, he is flawless over rank 2 at 150 meters timed at 1 minute and 22.67 seconds with a split of 28.85 where he countered Peru in the chase. However, lacuna concludes time at 1:52.91 where he ranked 5 of the heat with splitting time of 30.24. Consequentially, he is at 36th in the results wherein he did not qualify for semi-finals. In contrast, lacuna's coach, Pinky Brosas stated that he was speedy at 100 meters but race inconsistent at the rest meters, coach Brosas adds through Lacuna's excitement and adrenaline-rush was his grounds to speed on the first half, although, he was in the mark of his presentation to learn the consequence.
2013 Philippine National Games
In the 2013 Philippine National Games, Lacuna bags 9 gold medals that was includes 100-meter butterfly with 58.62 seconds, 200m individual medley in 2:13.39 minutes, 50m freestyle in 24.64 seconds and 100m breaststroke in 1:11.55 minutes.
|200m Butterfly||2:03.01||Singapore National Age Group Swimming Championships||Singapore||2010|
|400m Freestyle||3:59.75||Asian Games||China||2010|
|200m Freestyle||1:50.90||Youth Olympic Games||Singapore||2010|
|100m Freestyle||00:52.10||Southeast Asian Federation Championship||Singapore||2012|
|50 m Freestyle||00:24.44||Southeast Asian Age Group||Philippines||2010|
|2013||2013 Southeast Asian Games||Naypyidaw, Myanmar||6th||100 m Freestyle||00:51.52|
|2012||11th FINA World Swimming Championships||Istanbul, Turkey||56th||200 m Freestyle||01:54.18|
|74th||100 m Freestyle||00:51.57|
|2012 Summer Olympics||London, United Kingdom||36th||200 m Freestyle||01:52.91|
|Southeast Asian Federation Championship||Singapore||9th||100 m Freestyle||00:52.10|
|2011||2011 Southeast Asian Games||Palembang, Indonesia||2nd||200m freestyle||01:52.23|
|3rd||4×100m Freestyle Relay||03:27.95|
|3rd||4×100m Freestyle Relay||07:36.93|
|14th FINA World Championships||Shanghai, China||Finisher||200 m Butterfly||02:04.23|
|Finisher||200 m Freestyle||01:52.27|
|Southeast Asian Age Group||Vietnam||2nd||100 m Freestyle||00:53.12|
|2nd||200 m Butterfly||02:08.37|
|2nd||200 m Butterfly||02:08.37|
|2010||Asian Games||Guangzhou, China||6th||4×100m Freestyle Relay||03:27.32|
|7th||4×100m Freestyle Relay||03:26.90|
|Youth Olympic Games||Singapore||8th||200 m Freestyle||01:50:90|
|Southeast Asian Age Group||Manila, Philippines||1st||200 m Freestyle||01:54.57|
|1st||100 m Freestyle||00:52.81|
|1st||400 m Freestyle||04:04.13|
|1st||50 m Freestyle||00:24.44|
|2nd||100 m Butterfly||00:57.34|
|Singapore National Age Group Swimming Championships||Singapore||1st||200 m Butterfly||02:03.01|
|1st||100 m Freestyle||00:52.13|
|1st||100 m Freestyle||00:52.39|
|2nd||400 m Freestyle||04:03.00|
|NSW state age championships||Sydney, Australia||1st||200 m Freestyle||01:52.55|
|2nd||100 m Butterfly||00:56.43|
|3rd||100 m Freestyle||00:52.51|
|2009||2009 Southeast Asian Games||Vientiane, Laos||2nd||4 x 100m Freestyle Relay||07:31.10|
|2009 Asian Youth Games||Singapore||7th||100 m Freestyle||00:53.07|
|SEA Age Group Swimming Championship||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||2nd||200 m Freestyle||01:55.59|
|4th||400 m Freestyle||04:09.92|
|2008||SEA Age Group Swimming Championship||Bangkok, Thailand||3rd||100 m Freestyle||00:54.85|
|2nd||200 m Butterfly||02:13.13|
|2nd||100 m Butterfly||00:58.88|
|1st||400 m Freestyle||04:13.84|
|1st||200 m Freestyle||01:58.57|
At his growing up, Lacuna’s two elderly brothers, Billy and Dexter who were his inspiration to his determine. He is objective to swim because of his family swimming-zealous and with two brothers who also compete on swimming events. In one side was Lacuna’s motivation in swimming is that his enthuse to other leading swimmer includes Filipino swimmer Akiko Thomson and Eric Buhain, also with Michael Phelps’ arousing contribution on swimming.
In swimming, lacuna suits for a young Filipino athlete physical attribution. His 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) height offers propulsive row reference to a long, thin torso. He has maximum thrust that enables him belt up into water. Weighing 65 kilograms (143 lb) provide smooth hydrofoil augmentation on speed.
Lacuna is under Carlos Brosas trainee since he was become a member of national swimming team. Brosas was at Trace College coaching in Los Banos, Laguna in Trace Aquatic Sports Complex where Lacuna and Alkhaldi trains and studied. Lacuna stated that Brosas will be his coach at London Olympics.
- Swimming at the 2011 Southeast Asian Games
- 2011 Southeast Asian Games
- 2012 Summer Olympics
- List of Filipino athletes
- Philippines at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships
- Philippines at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- Swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- 2011 POC-PSC National Games
- Palarong Pambansa
- Swimming at the 2009 Southeast Asian Games
- Swimming at the 2009 Asian Youth Games
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