Monday, 3 April 2017

Tri-Colour Achievement by KL swimmers

The Speedo Thai nationals progressed to the third day today with a tri-colour achievement by KL swimmers starting with Steve Khiew who aced gold in his 100m backstroke in Group 2 boys, team mate Chan Jun Jian clamped a silver in 400m freestyle and lastly Sebastian procured a bronze in 200m butterfly in Group 1 boys.

In the morning preliminary, Steve was also on top of the qualifying list when he swam 1:02.88 to book a place in the final. In the ultimate race, Steve managed to better his personal best time slightly by touching first at 1:01.36 ahead of 2 Thai swimmers, Preediyatorn Obcheoy (1:03.65) and  Sithikon Wtchaiyo (1:03.72).

Obviously, size is not a hindrance to Steve. Well done!

Group 2 boys 100m backstroke winner, Steve Khiew flanked by taller Thai swimmers posing with their medals 

Team mate, Chan Jun Jian, did not want to be left out in the medallion squad too, as he salvaged a silver in 400m freestyle under Group 1 boys with a time of 4:11.07, slicing off more than 3 seconds from his PB. The first placing was won by Indian swimmer, Kusha Rawat at 4:10.28 and the third placed was staged by Hong Kong swimmer, Lam Chak Hang at 4:11.22.

Chan Jun Jian (left), PRAKL swimmer, happy with his silver achievement in 400m free

Sebastian Soon resumed his search for more medals on the third day, but has to settle for a bronze in 200m butterfly event under Group 1 boys after 2 Thai rivals stormed faster to reach at 2:05.21 and 2:08.30 to claim the top 2 positions. However, Sebastian will have to be contented for the time being, as his bronze timing of 2:09.66 is by far his personal best since he clocked 2:10.06 in MIAG 2017 just last month.

We wish the KL team all the best in their unfinished events and missions tomorrow and the day after.

Way to go KL!

Swimmers at the marshaling area

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