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‘Asia’s Swim Queen’ Haydee Coloso-Espino passes away

The great Filipino swimmer Haydee Coloso-Espino. PHOTO OF PH SWIMMING

MANILA, Philippines – Haydee Coloso-Espino, one of the greatest Filipino swimmers of all time, died Thursday. She was 83 years old.

Coloso-Espino left a lasting legacy as the “Asian Swimming Queen” with a total of 10 medals won at the Asian Games.

Haydee Coloso-Espino was not only a trailblazer for the local swimming community, but for the whole country. The Asian …

Posted by Philippine Swimming Inc. on Thursday, August 12, 2021

At just 16, Coloso-Espino made her Asian debut in 1954 in Manila where she won two gold medals and one silver.

She added a gold and three silver medals at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo before crowning her international career with a silver medal and a few other bronzes in 1962 in Jakarta.

Coloso-Espino was also once an Olympian, making her only appearance at the Summer Games in Rome 1960.


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