Sunday, 2 April 2017

Steve and Sebastian dawned opening day with a gold and silver in Thailand Age Group Swimming Championships 2017

The 4 KL lads were full of motivation when they were sent by the Persatuan Renang Amatur Kuala Lumpur (PRAKL) to gain some valuable experience in Thailand Age Group Swimming Championships 2017 in Bangkok. Steve Khiew, Chan Jun Jian, Low Ken Ji and Sebastian Soon was led by Coach Zhang to Bangkok for the Speedo sponsored annual age group meet at Thammasat University from 1 April, 2017 to 5 April, 2017.

Steve Khiew, 14 is a promising athlete with high potential to bring home some medals. He proved himself on the first day of the meet in the 400m IM event under Group 2 boys, where he swam to gold at 4:48.58 to better his own personal record. In the second and third place were both Thais, Ratchaphum Chailanga (4:56.10) and Sithikon Wtchaiyo (4:58.12).

Proud coach, Mr Zhang Hongbo with Steve Khiew at Thammasat University

Later in the day, Sebastian Soon, 15, managed a silver in his 200m IM under Group 1 boys even though he is in the disadvantaged age bracket. Sebastian came second with a time of 2:12.21, after the Hong Kong swimmer, Ng Yu Hin (2:11.96)

Had Sebastian uphold his personal best of 2:11.72, which he clocked in MSSM2017 just last month, the gold could be within his grab.

Sebastian Soon (left) won silver in 200 IM under Group1 boys

IBSC congratulates the duo for their fantastic performance abroad.

The meet continues today.

View online results here.


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