Saturday, 28 September 2013

Bernama News : Christina Loh Overcomes Stomach Upset To Clinch Gold Medal

PALEMBANG, Sept 28 (Bernama) -- National swimmer, Christina Loh Yen Ling endured a stomach upset in the women's 200m breast stroke for a hard earned gold medal at the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) at the Jakabaring Aquatic Centre near here Saturday.

She beat six other swimmers clocking 2:33.02s while Nadia Adrianna Redza Goh made it a 1-2 victory for Malaysia by taking the silver in 2:34.86s.

The bronze medal went to Nermin Balabaa of Egypt.

The Malaysian swimming squad delivered another gold through the men's 800m freestyle relay when the team comprising Kevin Yeap, Vernon Liee Jeau Zhi, Yeap Zheng Yang and Welson Sim Wee Sheng came in first with a time of 7:31.44s.

The silver went to Turkey while Egypt took the bronze.

Meanwhile, Tern Jian Han contributed a bronze medal in the men's 50m backstroke clocking 26.73s.

Host country Indonesia's Sudartawa I Gede Siman took the gold in 25.63 seconds while the silver went to Duvan Guven of Turkey in 26.73s.


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