Friday, 27 September 2013

Bernama News : Swimming Squad Yields Three More Gold Today

PALEMBANG, Sept 27 (Bernama) -- The swimming squad in the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) continued its winning streak by delivering another three gold and two bronze medals at the Jakabaring Aquatic Centre here today.

The first swimming gold of the day was won by national swimmer Khoo Cai Lin when she won the women's 800m freestyle with a time of 8:53.61s.

The silver medal for the event went to Reem Kassem of Turkey with the bronze going to Raina Saumi Ramadhani of host country Indonesia.

Kevin Yeap collected the country's second gold in the men's 400m frestyle when he completed the race in 3:55.11s with Egypt's Elamrawy Marwan taking the silver while the bronze went to Karap Nezir of Turkey.

Christina Loh clinched the third swimming gold of the day in the women's 100m backstroke clocking 1:10.43s.

Mai Mostafa of Egypt won the silver while another Egyptian swimmer Nermin Balbaa took the bronze.

Meanwhile, the Malaysia's two swimming bronze medals were contributed by Liee Jeuan Zhi in the men's 200m buterfly and Tern Jian Han in the men's 100m backstroke.

Kevin said he still could not believe winning a medal today as he did not expected to win a medal in the event.

"I thought I could only be in second or third place at best tonight, but luck was on my side," he told Bernama.


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