Monday, 20 March 2017

The Star : Selangor’s Rosalind makes a splash with three golds

Monday, 20 March 2017
Selangor’s Rosalind makes a splash with three golds

MALACCA: Rosalind Pang splashed to three golds to give defending champions Selangor a superb start at the MSSM (national schools) Swimming Championships here.

The 16-year-old held off Johor’s Ong Yong Qi in the last lap to win the girls’ 800m freestyle Open in 9:44.04 at the Hang Jebat Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Yong Qi clocked 9:45.86 for the silver ahead of Kuala Lumpur’s Geogene Wee who finished in 9:54.95.

Rosalind still had enough energy to clinch her second gold in the Under-18 100m backstroke. She came out tops in 1:08.39 ahead of Kuala Lumpur’s Karla Lim (1:09.74) and Nurlatifa Zahra (1:12.28).

Rosalind returned to the pool shortly after to take her third gold in the Under-18 200m freestyle. She clocked 2:14.85. Penang’s Elynn Tan secured the silver with a time of 2:16.10 while Sabahan Lo Meng Sum clocked 2:16.69 for bronze.

“I have six more individual events, so I hope to maintain my form. This is my first year in the 16-18 age-group and I’m focusing more on the longer distance races,” said Rosalind, who bagged eight golds for Selangor in the Under-15 category last year.

Hosts Malacca also rejoiced with four golds on the opening day.

Low Zheng Yong contributed two golds, winning the 50m butterfly (27.04) and 50m breaststroke (31.81) in the boys’ Under-15 category.

The others came from R. Parvin in the boys’ Under-18 50m butterfly (26.99) and Goh Chia Tong in the girls’ Under-15 100m backstroke (1:09.20).


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