|Lim Ching Hwang raked in another silver in the boys’ 100m freestyle final on Friday when he clocked 51.14 to finish behind South Korea’s Kim Dasan (51.07).|
Ching Hwang raked in another silver in the boys’ 100m freestyle final on Friday when he clocked 51.14 to finish behind South Korea’s Kim Dasan (51.07).
Ching Hwang was on the same pace as the Korean at the turn but was beaten towards the finishing line.
The bronze went to Singapore’s Matthew Duncan (51.52).
Although Ching Hwang’s time was outside his personal best of 50.86, which he clocked at the Singapore national age-group meet in March, the 17-year-old is still happy to have capped off his AYG appearance with four medals in four events.
He had stood at the top of the podium in the 200m freestyle and picked up a bronze medal as part of the 4x100m medley quartet on Tuesday.
Then, on Thursday, he won his first silver medal in the 50m freestyle.
“When the other swimmers were ahead, I told myself to calm down and just do my best. I’m satisfied with the result.
“My rival was stronger and had better reach. I’m satisfied as this was my only chance to compete in the AYG, which is held every four years,” said Ching Hwang, who will now set his sights on another memorable debut at the World Youth Championships in Dubai next week.
Meanwhile, Wong Fu Kang can finally return home with a medal after claiming a bronze in the boys’ 200m breaststroke final in 2:21.16.
The gold medal went to Taiwan’s Cai Bin-rong (2:14.68) and the silver to South Korea’s Kim Jae-youn (2:18.33).
Malaysia ended the swimming competition with a total haul of one gold, three silvers and three bronzes.
Yap Siew Hui took a silver and a bronze in the girls’ 50m butterfly and 100m butterfly respectively.