Wednesday, November 16, 2011

SEA GAMES: Swimmers Make A Bigh Splash

PALEMBANG, Nov 15 (Bernama) -- The national swimmers made a big splash on the fourth day of the swimming competition at the ongoing 26th SEA Games in Indonesia Tuesday.

In today's competition, the team captured three gold medals at the Jakabaring aquatics centre here.

Khoo Cai Lin won the gold in the women's 800m freestyle, Kevin Yeap in the men's 400m freestyle and Siow Yi Ting in the women's 100m breastroke.

But the most elated person of all was Kevin, who did not expect to win the gold.

"This is my third SEA Games and it is the first time I won the gold in this event," said Kevin, who hails from Ipoh.

Kevin clocked three minutes 55.07 seconds en route to the gold, just 0.02 second shy of the national and SEA Games record set by compatriot Daniel Bego (3:53.99s) at the last SEA Games in Laos two years ago.

In the women's 800m freestyle, Cai Lin clocked 8:50.17s to defeat Nantthanan Junkraja of Thailand and Raina Saumi of Indonesia, who took the silver and bronze respectively.

The women's 100m breastroke saw Siow Yi Ting and compatriot Christina Loh bag the gold and silver after posting times of 1:10.55s and 1:10.57s respectively.


From Farhanah Azmi

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