Friday, 14 June 2013

Kimberly managed a bronze from the 37th SEAAG 2013

The 37th SEA Age Group Swimming Championship 2013 is the first international meet that Kimberly Ong, 13, has ever exposed herself and it was a good experience for her as she had the chance to race with other better swimmers around the South East Asia region.

Held in Hassanal Bolkiah National Swimming Complex, Brunei the pool is an outdoor pool. The competition was subjected to bad weather on the second day where the meet has to be grounded to a halt for a good 45 minutes when thunder storm struck. Some did welcome the wet weather as it provided a much needed break from the blistering hot sun.

Despite having some difficulty adjusting to a new suit, Kimberly swam to a third position in 50m breaststroke with a time of 36.50s behind Philippine and Thai swimmers.

Had Kimberly done her PB, she would have secured the gold medal easily.

During the Malaysia National Invitational Age Group Swimming Championship in April 2013, Kimberly swam 35.40s in her pet event to qualify herself to the SEAAG 2013.

Congratulations Kimberly Ong for her achievement in SEA Age Group.

Kimberly satisfied with her bronze medal
Kimberly Ong (right) awarded bronze in her 50m breaststroke

Meanwhile, the former IBSC trainees who were part of Team Malaysia to the championships did well with the following achievements :-

Ian James Barr
  1 gold - 200m IM (R-2:07.12*)
  1 silver - 200m breaststroke
  1 bronze -100m backstroke

Christina Loh
  1 gold - 100m breaststroke
  2 silver - 50m and 200m breaststroke

Tan Rou Ying
  1 silver - 800m freestyle relay
  2 bronze - 100m freestyle, 400m freestyle relay

Tan Gin Yu 
  1 bronze - 200m butterfly

* SEAAG Record

Ian James Barr in action during 200m breaststroke
Tan Rou Ying ready for her backstroke event
Ian James Barr in yellow cap taking position
Christina Loh (left) won silver in 50m breaststroke

* photos courtesy of BASA, Brunei

See more photos at IBSC Gallery.

View full results of 37th SEAAG 2013.

Next year's 38th SEAAG 2014 will be hosted by Singapore in June 2014.

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