Friday, 15 July 2016

The Star : A tepid display in the pool at Asean University Games


PETALING JAYA: It was a quiet day in the pool for the Malaysian swimming camp at the Asean University Games (AUG) in Singapore.

After bagging five gold medals in the first two days, Malaysia ended the third day with just a silver and three bronzes at the OCBC Aquatic Centre in Singapore.

Yea Zheng Yang helped the 4x100m freestyle quartet to the silver medal.
The silver came courtesy of the men’s 4x100m freestyle quartet of Keith Lim, Daniel Bego, Yeap Zheng Yang and Foong Wei Tze. They clocked 3:27.01 to finish behind Indonesia (3:26.72), who were anchored by 2013 Myanmar SEA Games double gold medallist Triady Fauzi Sidiq.

Thailand took bronze in 3:28.35.

Kevin Yeap failed to win a third gold medal at the Games.

The 28-year-old, who has already won the 1,500m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle golds, finished third in the 400m freestyle after clocking 4:00.96.

Singapore’s Pang Sheng Jun was in a class of his own as he touched the wall in 3:56.01 to clinch the gold ahead of Indonesia’s Aflah Prawira (3:58.52).

Malaysia’s two other bronze medals were delivered by Chan Yang in the men’s 50m butterfly and the women’s 4x100m freestyle quartet of Chui Lai Kwan, Khoo Cai Lin, Erika Kong and Chris Tan Li Ling.

Chan Yang claimed his first medal of the Games by finishing behind Triady (24.40) and Thailand’s Wongcharoen Navaphat (25.23).

Former SEA Games gold medallist Cai Lin made up for missing the women’s 400m freestyle podium by leading her team-mates to third placing finish in the relay by clocking 4:02:67. Thailand won in 3:65.66 followed by Indonesia (3:55.82).

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