Friday, 4 July 2014

Lack of key swimmers not a concern to IBSC in Leg 2

On 21-22 June, 2014, the Leg 2 of the SportExcel Junior Swimming Circuit 2014 went on successfully at Stadium Hang Jebat Melaka. Team IBSC emerged as the overall champion club in Leg 2, repeating the success of being on top of the table during Leg 1. This was a real feat as some key swimmers like Goh Yue Hong, Kimberly Ong, Zachary Lim, Pun Pei Jin and some others were absent from Leg 2 and yet it did not deter IBSC from remaining the top points scorer.

IBSC collected a total of 2644 points, followed by PADE (2368 points) and Kelab Renang MSSC (1177 points) while securing 14 gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze. IBSC swimmers were in high spirit and performed competitively despite a stronger challenge from other clubs in Leg 2.

Congratulation to all IBSC swimmers for a great team work in Leg 2 and hopefully our victory can be repeated in the Grand Final.

Team IBSC ready to depart from KL to Melaka in high spirit

Sebastian Soon set the trail ablaze with 5 gold medals (50m and 100m backstroke, 50m and 100m butterfly and 100m freestyle) and was the IBSC's boy top performer for Leg 2. David Ong did not disappoint with 3 gold (50m and 100m breaststroke, 50m backstroke), 3 silver (50m butterfly, 50m freestyle and 100m backstroke) and 1 bronze (100m butterfly).

From left : Steve Khiew, Sebastian Soon and Low Ken Ji, all of whom swept the 3-coloured medals for the 100m backstroke

Iqmal Muqhis powered on despite a leg discomfort to win 2 gold (50m breast and 50m freestyle) and 2 bronze (100m breast and 100m freestyle). Desmond Ng successfully defended his gold medal and bronze medal in 100m breaststroke and 50m breaststroke respectively.

Iqmal Muqhis powering his 50m freestyle swim
Desmond Ng's powerful dive in display

Yap Li Wen emerged IBSC’s girl top performer with 2 gold medals in her pet events, 50m and 100m breaststroke. She added another bronze in 100m freestyle.

Yap Li Wen

Meanwhile, Yeong Zhen Yi added 6 more medals to her collection with 1 gold (100m breaststroke) and 5 silver (50m backstroke, 50m butterfly, 50m and 100m freestyle, and 50m breaststroke).

Yeong Zhen Yi went all out in her 100m breaststroke to win gold.

The club appreciates all point contributors below. Every effort swum by the swimmers fetched points to cement the club as the champion for Leg 2. Well done to all of them!

Overall, IBSC had a successful and enjoyable outing to Melaka for Leg 2. Credits to the Organising Committee, especially to Team Manager Puan Zainon Othman, Assistant Team Manager En Masron Mohamad, Chaperones Mrs Christine, Mrs Tharani Lee and Mr Vincent Low.

Appreciation also goes to all coaches involved in guiding and taking care of the swimmers.

We look forward to the SportExcel Grand Final which is scheduled to be held at Kompleks Renang Kuala Lumpur on 9-10 August, 2014.

See Full Results of SportExcel Leg 2 here.

See more photos at the IBSC Gallery.

Chaperon, Tharani helping reminding swimmers of their event numbers
Ng Zi Syuen, upcoming Group 4 girl
IBSC members value the bonding time together
Coach Kamal and Coach Shazali (at the background) with swimmers
Team Manager, Pn Zainon (in green) checking on the swimmers

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