Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Steve Khiew broke 2 backstroke records in SportExcel Leg 2 in Melaka

The Second Leg of SportExcel Milo Junior Swimming Circuit 2017 adjourned at Pusat Akuatik Hang Jebat, Melaka from 20th to 21st May 2017.

Team IBSC lead by Coach Shazali & Coach Kamal, Mr Teo JY as Team Manager

IBSC sent a team of 98 swimmers only to Melaka as many have opted out of an out-station meet in the midst of exam season.

Our top swimmer, Steve Khiew (Group 2 boy) lifted up the atmosphere in the swimming centre on the first day of the race when he clinched gold in 50m backstroke with new meet record of 28.28 to break Lim Yin Chuen's 2015 record of 28.68. Steve continued to prove his strength in his favourite event when he swam to another gold in 100m backstroke, yet with another new splashing record of 1:00.67 to re-write Ian James Barr's 2009 record of 1:01.47.

He has contributed another gold in 100m freestyle on the first day with a new PB of 55.08. IBSC is proud of Steve's excellent performance.

Steve Khiew, was in high spirit after breaking both the 50m & 100m backstroke records

Another gold medal contributor was our Group 3 girl, Ng Zi Syuen, who bagged gold in 50m breaststroke and 100m backstroke and a silver in 50m freestyle. Zi Syuen topped the table in all the 3 events she signed up but could have gathered more medals for the club had she participated on day 1 as well. 

Meanwhile, the highest points contributor was Ashley Ting, also good in backstroke, who amassed 161 points with her collection of 3 silver. An awesome achievement brought about with constant training.

Steve was contended with 157 points as he suffered an unexpected DQ in 100m butterfly. Group 3 boy, Teo Zun Jet with 2 silver in his breaststroke events accumulated 131.5 points to be 3rd highest on the points collection table.

IBSC ended the competition with 5 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze to accumulate total points of 1382.5 to rank second behind Pade Supershark which collected 1682.5 points.

Nevertheless, more importantly this competition has revealed some potential swimmers who improved tremendously in their individual PBs. We hope the finalists can continue their momentum and lift up the overall champion's trophy in Grand Final in August 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.

Special thanks to our Team Manager, Mr. Teo, Coaches, En Shazali and En. Kamarudin, Chaperones, Ms. Christina and Ms Lily's  whole-hearted commitment throughout the 2 days event are mostly appreciated too. The cooperation and great support from the parents also play a major role to make the outing a successful one.

We congratulate all IBSC winners and point earners above! Well done!

Full results can be downloaded here.

By CK Wong
Asst. Team Manager

* photos by team managers and parents

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