Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Star : A high five for swimmer Low at MSSM championships


Another record: Malacca’s Low Zheng Yong on his way to win the boys’ Under-15 individual medley gold at the MSSM Swimming Championships yesterday.

MALACCA: Low Zheng Yong emerged as the star performer again for hosts Malacca as Selangor inched closer to a successful defence of their overall title in the MSSM (national schools) Swimming Championships.

The 14-year-old added another meet record to his name when he won the boys’ Under-15 200m individual medley gold at the Hang Jebat Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Zheng Yong clocked 2:14.73 to equal Selangor’s Sebastian Soon’s record set in last year’s championships.

It was Zheng Yong’s fifth gold and his second meet record, having smashed Sarawakian Daniel Bego’s 13-year-old 100m butterfly mark on Monday.

Zheng Yong, a student at SMJK Yok Bin, had earlier won the 50m and 100m butterfly as well as the 50m and 100m breaststroke.

It was, however, not a good day for Selangor’s Rosalind Pang as she failed to add to her four-gold tally in the girls’ Under-18 category. She could only manage three silvers yesterday.

The 16-year-old lost to Penang’s Elynn Tan in the 50m backstroke and 100m freestyle and team-mate Nadia Adrianna Redza in the 200m individual medley.

Selangor still lead the overall standings with a 23-18-14 haul after three days of competition.

Penang are a distant second on 10-10-7 followed by Kuala Lumpur (9-14-16) and Malacca (9-4-2).


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