Monday, 14 April 2014

The NST : WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Malaysian duo meet qualifying marks


KEVIN Yeap and Khoo Cai Lin have qualified for the World Aquatics Championships while 14 divers have been selected for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

  The swimmers met the qualifying mark of their respective events at the National Age-Group Championships which concluded yesterday in Bukit Jalil.

   Kevin, a Sea Games champion, held off Vernon Lee's strong challenge to win the men's Open 1,500m freestyle in 3:58.43. He surpassed the world meet B qualifying mark of 3:58.95.

   Multiple Sea Games gold medallist Cai Lin finished in 4:21.02 to rewrite the meet record of 4:29.40 in the girls' Open 400m freestyle. Her time was under the world meet mark of  4:21.31. The World Championships will be held in Kazan next year.

   On Saturday, national swimmer Lim Ching Hwang dipped under the Youth Olympics A qualifying time in the 100m freestyle.

  He clocked a new meet record of 50.95 to win the boys' 15-17 100m freestyle. The time was under the qualifying mark of 51.46. The Youth Olympics will be held in Nanjing in August.

  Singapore-based Wong Jun Bin was the star of the competition, dominating the boys' 13-15 age-group category.

  The 15-year-old bagged four gold medals, three in record times.

  Jun Bin won gold in the 400m individual medley, 100m and 200m as well as the 1,500m freestyle.
   He took silver in the 100m and 200m butterfly, and 400m freestyle.

   Meanwhile, national diving coach Yang Zhuliang has named a big squad for the Commonwealth Games. The men's team comprise Myanmar Sea Games triple gold medallist Ooi Tze Liang, Nazreen Abdullah, Chew Yiwei and Ahmad Amsyar Azman.

   Reigning champion Pandelela Rinong, Leong Mun Yee, Cheong Jun Hoong, Wendy Ng, Traisy Vivien Tukiet, Nur Dhabitah Sabri, Kam Ling Kar, Loh Zhiayi and Jasmine Lai make up the women's squad.

  Zhuliang is still weighing his options ahead of the competition  as each country can submit two pairs for the synchro disciplines.

  The coach, however, does not have enough quality divers in the men's squad.

  "Except for Tze Liang-Ahmad Amsyar in the 3m springboard synchro, the others are still not good enough to deliver in Glasgow," said Zhuliang.

   The divers will resume their season in the third leg of the World Series in London on April 25-27.


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Sunday, 13 April 2014

The Star Online : Swimmer Kevin and Cai Lin book their world meet places

BY LIM TEIK HUAT


KUALA LUMPUR: Seniors Kevin Yeap and Khoo Cai Lin rose to the occasion to book their World Championships spots in their pet events on a day Olympic hopeful Wong Jun Bin also shone as the national age-group swimming championships came to an end at the Bukit Jalil Aquatic Centre.

Swimmer Kevin Yeap qualified for next year's World Championships in Russia after clocking 3:58.43 in the 400m freestyle event at the national age-group meet in Bukit Jalil on Sunday. - Filepic

Kevin and Cai Lin became the first two swimmers on Sunday to meet qualifying standards for the World Championships in the three-day meet. Myanmar SEA Games gold medallist Cai Lin clocked 4:21.02 to break the meet record of 4:29.40 in the girls’ Open 400m freestyle.

Her winning time saw her going under the B qualifying time of 4:21.31 for the event at next year’s world meet in Kazan, Russia.

Perak swimmer Kevin held off a strong challenge from his training partner Vernon Lee to win the boys’ Open 400m freestyle in 3:58.43.

Kevin’s time was also under the World Championships B qualifying mark of 3:58.95.

Singapore-based swimmer Jun Bin showed that he is a swimmer to watch out for in the middle and long distances after dominating the boys’ 13-14 age-group category.

The 14-year-old bagged four gold medals for hosts Kuala Lumpur and three of those were in record times.

Jun Bin came out tops in the 400m individual medley, 100m and 200m as well as 1,500m freestyle.

He took silver in the rest of his events – 100m and 200m butterfly as well as 400m freestyle – only losing to Hong Kong swimmers.

Jun Bin has been studying in Singapore under a sports school scholarship since last year and is hopeful of making a strong appearance in the Malaysia Games (Sukma) in Perlis next month.

It will be tough, however, for Jun Bin as Sarawak’s national swimmer Welson Sim will be the favourite in the middle and long distance events at the moment.

But Jun Bin is ready to bide his time.

“I’m still young and happy with where I am now. It will be my second Sukma next month and swimmers like Welson and Vernon (Lee from Sabah) are definitely stronger.

“But picking up some medals will be great, especially as I have yet to win any at Sukma,” said Jun Bin, who was fifth in 400m and 1,500m freestyle at the last Sukma in Kuantan two years ago.

Hong Kong emerged overall winners with a medal haul of 62-49-45. Selangor (33-30-24) and Kuala Lumpur (25-31-27) finished second and third respectively.


The Star : Ching Hwang beats Youth Olympics qualifying time

BY LIM TEIK HUAT

KUALA LUMPUR: Teenage swimmer Lim Ching Hwang is ready to make history in the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, in August.

Lim Ching Hwang dipped under the A qualifying time for the 100m freestyle at the national age-group swimming championships in Bukit Jalil.

The 17-year-old dipped under the A qualifying time for the 100m freestyle at the national age-group swimming championships in Bukit Jalil on Saturday.

Selangor-born Ching Hwang clocked a new meet record of 50.95 to win the boys’ 15-17 100m freestyle, which is under the A qualifying mark of 51.46 for the Youth Olympics.

The previous meet record of 51.04 was also his.

Ching Hwang also splashed to victory in the 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley events.

His 200m individual medley time of 2:06.90 bettered Ian James Barr’s meet record of 2:08.34 set last year.

Ching Hwang has already made the A grade for the 50m and 200m freestyle in designated local qualifying meets earlier.

An elbow injury dented the Asian Youth Games gold medallist’s hopes of shining in the individual events at the Myanmar SEA Games last year. But Ching Hwang is pleased to be on top of his game again.

“I competed at the Singapore national age-group meet last month and won my strong events as well, so I’m happy to continue doing well here.

“I took some time off after the SEA Games to recover from the injury before returning to action.

“I’m happy my hard work has paid off and I managed to swim personal bests in the 200m individual medley and 100m backstroke.

“I’m targeting a good placing to go into the Youth Olympic final and, hopefully, get a medal,” said Ching Hwang, who also won a silver as part of the 200m freestyle relay quartet at the SEA Games last year.

Ching Hwang, in fact, was just 0.59 of a second away from demolishing Barr’s national record in the 200m individual medley set in 2011.

In the national age-group swimming championships, Hong Kong topped the medal standings with a haul of 38-33-28, followed by Selangor (25-18-14) and hosts Kuala Lumpur (17-21-17).

Hong Kong led the standings with a 38-33-28 medal haul while Selangor were second with 25-18-14.

Hosts Kuala Lumpur were third with 17-21-17.


Friday, 11 April 2014

SEA Age Group 2014 Qualifying TImes







Qualifying Times for 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games – Nanjing 2014


MEN
                            WOMEN
A – 2 Entries
B – 1 Entry
             Event                         
A – 2 Entries
 B – 1 Entry
23.65
24.48
50 m Freestyle
26.68
 27.61
51.46
53.26
100 m Freestyle
57.38
59.39
1:53.57
1:57.54
200 m Freestyle
2:04.12
2:08.46
4:01.68
4:10.14
400 m Freestyle
4:20.23
4:29.34
8:22.48
8:40.44
800 m Freestyle
9:02.71
9:21.70
27.19
28.14
50 m Backstroke
30.36
31.42
57.96
59.99
100 m Backstroke
 1:04.66
1:06.92
2:07.48
2:11.94
200 m Backstroke
2:19.77
2:24.66
29.81
30.85
50 m Breaststroke
33.18
34.34
1:04.79
1:07.06
100 m Breaststroke
1:11.99
1:14.51
2:22.24
2:27.22
200 m Breaststroke
2:35.17
2:40.60
25.47
26.32
50 m Butterfly
28.04
29.02
55.43
57.37
100 m Butterfly
1:02.62
1:04.81
2:04.10
2:08.44
200 m Butterfly
2:24.75
2:29.82
2:06.57
2:11.00
200 m Ind. Medley
2:21.48
2:26.43














Qualifying Times for 16th FINA World Championships – Kazan 2015


MEN

WOMEN
A – 2 Entries
B – 1 Entry
EVENT
A – 2 Entries
B – 1 Entry
00.22,25
00.23,03
50 m Freestyle
00.25,23
00.26,11
00.49,39
00.51.12
100 m Freestyle
00.55,05
00.56,98
01.48,37
01.52,16
200 m Freestyle
01.58,93
02.03,09
3.50,87
3.58,95
400 m Freestyle
4.12,47
4.21,31
7.57,69
8.14,41
800 m Freestyle
8.35,99
8.54,05
15.13,98
15.45,97
1500 m Freestyle
16.33,61
17.08,39
0.25,52
0.26,41
50 m Backstroke
0.28,60
0.29,60
0.54,72
0.56,64
100 m Backstroke
1.01,25
1.03,39
1.59,19
2.03,36
200 m Backstroke
2.12,14
2.16,76
0.27,58
0.28,55
50 m Breaststroke
0.31,50
0.32,60
1.00,44
1.02,56
100 m Breaststroke
1.08,36
1.10,75
2.11,71
2.16,32
200 m Breaststroke
2.28,12
2.33,30
0.23,53
0.24,35
50 m Butterfly
0.26,54
0.27,47
0.52,52
0.54,36
100 m Butterfly
0.59,18
1.01,25
1.57,37
2.01,48
200 m Butterfly
2.11,14
2.15,73
1.59,99
2.04,19
200 m Ind. Medley
2.13,98
2.18,67
4.19,21
4.28,28
400 m Ind. Medley
4.44,50
4.54,46




Sunday, 30 March 2014

MSSM 2014 Overall Swimming Results








View MSSM 2014 Full Results.




The NST : SPORTCHECK: Swimmers raise hopes

By Fadhli Ishak

THE performances of swimmers at the recent Malaysian Schools Sports Council (MSSM) competition bode well for the nation's hopes at the Asean School Games (ASG) in the Philippines later this year.

The MSSM meet saw a sharp rise in the number of meet records broken compared to last year's, signalling an increase in the quality of the swimmers.

A total of 23 meet records, in the boys' and girls' under-12, 15 and 18 categories, were set at the Shah Alam Aquatics Complex compared to only 12 at the previous edition.

MSSM aquatics technical and development chairman Mazlan Abdullah said there are several reasons for the improved statistics.

"I believe this year's batch of swimmers have more quality than those that competed last year, but there are also other factors that could have contributed.

"There could also be more emphasis on peaking here rather than at other tournaments which has been the case in some of the MSSM championships of the past.

"However, in terms of the scheduling of the competition, there have been no major changes to suggest that."

Mazlan added that based on the results this year, Malaysia should be good for at least seven gold medals at the ASG if not more.

Malaysia finished second overall behind Vietnam in the ASG swimming competition last year with eight gold, 12 silver and four bronze.

"Based on the winning times of the last ASG in Hanoi, our swimmers here are good for at least seven gold.

"Winning more gold is not unlikely as there are always some swimmers who emerge as contenders closer to the championship.

"We set a target of winning three gold at the ASG last year but ended up winning eight. But then again, the outcome will also depend on how well the other countries can improve their swimmers."

Mazlan praised first-time host Putrajaya for a well organised event, and Selangor for its supporting role. Putrajaya had decided to hold the event in Shah Alam because of a lack of suitable facilities in the federal administrative capital.

As expected, Selangor took the overall title with 32 gold, 19 silver and 18 bronze.


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