IBSC swimmer, Steve Khiew proved that age is no barrier to his achievement as he swum to gold in 200m backstroke at the 60th Malaysia Open Swimming Championships 2017 on the 3rd day of the meet in Melaka yesterday
Steve,14, earlier qualified in the preliminary heats in the morning when he came second at 2:14.48 behind Indonesian swimmer who clocked 2:12.37. In the afternoon finals, Steve leaped to the opportunity to outshine the rest when he beat other seniors to touch home first at 2:08.38. Behind him was Tern Jian Han, who had earlier won gold in the immediate preceding event of 50m butterfly, who settled for silver at 2:14.24.
Steve's KL compatriot, Brandy Chew, who managed to steal a lane upon the withdrawal of a qualifier, sprung to a surprise finish when he took bronze at 2:14.81.
|From left, BRandy Chew, Steve Khiew and Tern Jian Han|
Earlier, Keith Lim, also managed a bronze in the 50m butterfly event, when he recorded a time of 25.39 behind Tern Jian Han (24.96) who won gold and Chan Jie (25.12) who won silver.
|Keith Lim, won bronze in 50m butterfly|
|Team Kuala Lumpur|
Congratulations to all the medalists in Malaysia Open 2017. The meet will end today on, 7 May 2017.