Monday, 25 July 2016
Desmond picked up silver to break the medal drought in 8th Asean School Games 2016
The Malaysian swimmers participating in the 8th Asean School Games (ASG) 2016 in Chiang Mai, Thailand this week has not been delivering so far in the highly competitive school games until Desmond Ng Yi Hao broke the medal drought on day 3, by claiming silver in his pet event, 200m breaststroke.
Desmond, 17, swam 2:22.09 behind Indonesian Trimudzi Ilham who finished first at 1:19.05. The second runner-up is also Indonesian, Pande Made Iron with a time of 2:22.97.
Desmond is ecstatic with his achievement but still feels that he could have done better as his PB was 2:20.84 clocked in last year's MSSM School Games 2015.
Congratulations to Desmond!
Meanwhile, keep the spirit up and hopefully other team members will also produce some sparkling results soon.
This year, the ASG clashes head on in the same week with SUKMA XVIII 2016 in Kuching, Sarawak. As most elite swimmers opt to do their best in defending their respective states in Sukan Malaysia, the second tier team is left to defend the country in Thailand.
All the best to all.