INCHEON: Chui Lai Kwan failed to sparkle for Malaysia in the women’s 100m freestyle heat at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre.
The former SEA Games gold medallist clocked a poor 58.78 to finish 15th overall.
Lai Kwan clocked her season’s best of 57.60 in finishing 11th at last month’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The Sabah-born has another chance to make amends when she competes in the 50m freestyle on Friday.
Lai Kwan trained on her own after quitting the national team two years ago, but she managed to qualify on merit for the Asiad.
On Tuesday, Kevin Yeap and Vernon Lee will compete in the men’s 400m freestyle while Alwyn Tan will make his Asiad bow in the men’s 50m freestyle.
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