Saturday, 1 November 2014

Yeong Zhen Yi, a promising athlete in the making

Yeong Zhen Yi is set to be a strong iron girl in the future as she has been championing many swimming and triathlon races since last year at a tender age of 9.

IBSC is fortunate to have Zhen Yi contributing top points to the club. So far, she has been the Overall Best Girl not only in swimming but also in her running and tri competitions. You will be amazed to see her list of achievements.

Zhen Yi, lanky for her age, joined IBSC mid of 2012 and has been training under Coach Zoe for merely 3 months before she was hand-picked by PRAKL former coach, Coach He Tinglan to train under the KL Junior Squad. Under her tutelage, she picked up her swimming skill pretty fast and quickly collected a bronze in 100m breaststroke in 2013 PRAKL Age Group  Swimming Championship.

Even though winning many open water races, Zhen Yi has eerie feelings on the possibility of being beaten by jelly fish. So she prefers swimming in the calm pool instead.  

Recently, Zhen Yi also received an Excellence Award in Aquatic awarded by the Education Department in the District of Hulu Langat.

Yi-Yi, as fondly called by her father, loves savouring spaghetti and she adores singing during her free time. Her favourite singer is Taylor Swift. A promising athlete, Zhen Yi hopes to be able to excel further to participate in Olympic swimming one day.

IBSC wishes her all the best!

Zhen Yi with proud father Mr TK Yeong during the
3rd Selangor ARENA Short Course presentation


Name : Yeong Zhen Yi
Date of Birth : 10 February, 2003
Age : 11 years old
Zodiac Sign : Aquarius
School : SJK(C) Batu Sebelas Cheras
IBSC Member since : July 2012
Core stroke : Breaststroke
Hobby : Singing
Favourite Food : Spaghetti
Ambition : Olympic swimmer

Swimming Achievements :
3rd Selangor Arena Short Course Sprint Swimming Championship 2014 (Best Girl for U10 Girls)
MSSS Swimming Championship 2014 (Best Girl for 11-12 years Girls)

Bilathon/Triathlon Achievements :
Singapore Aquathlon 2014 (Champion for U12 Girls)
DSA Blue Fantasy Carnival/Biathlon 2013 (Champion for U10 Girls)
Port Dickson International Triathlon 2013 (Champion for Kids Triathlon U10 Girls)
Australia International School Triathlon 2013 (Champion for U12 Girls)
NEXUS International School Triathlon 2013 (Champion for U12 Girls)
The Alice Smith School Triathlon 2013 (Champion for U10 Girls)
Port Dickson International Triathlon 2012 (Champion for Kids Triathlon U9 Girls)

Athletic Achievements :
Giant Kids Run 2014 (Champion for Girls 9-10 years)
Giant Kids Run 2013 (Champion for Girls 9-10 years)

Read related press article on Zhen Yi :

Leading girl in Giant Kids Run

Zhen Yi championing the  Nexus Trilathon 
Zhen Yi dashing into the sea during Singapore Aquathlon in Sept 2014

Zhen Yi won the overall champion for U12 girls  

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