Christina clocked 1:12.32 to win gold followed by Koh Jia Yi (Sel) 1:12.89 and Caryn Kay Chan (Trg) took bronze at 1:15.38.
|Christina, leading in the 100m breaststroke|
|Christina Loh (centre) flanked by Koh Jia Yi (Sel) on left and Caryn Kay Chan (Trg)|
Meanwhile in the earlier first 2 events of the opening day, Ong Ming Fen who also flew back from the US managed a bronze in her 200m freestyle event by finishing closely with a time of 2:08.73. The event was led by Rosalind Pang (Sel) and Chris Tan (Sbh).
In the men's 200m freestyle, Keith Lim, settled for silver with a time of 1:54.47 as Yeap Zheng Yang (Sel) emerged first with 1:52.29.
Keith also came second in his 50m backstroke (27.37) after Tern Jian Han (Jhr) renewed his meet record time of 26.57.
Another IBSC swimmer, Wong Jun Bin, based in Singapore Sports School, managed a bronze in 400m IM.
|Men's 400m IM winners|
The first day results of SUKMA XVIII Sarawak 2016 can be viewed here.
Congratulations to all medalists.
See more photos at IBSC Gallery.
* photos courtesy of Ms Carrina Goh & Pn. Suraya