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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