Tuesday, 18 July 2017

IBSC swimmers made a big splash at 2017 ASUM/NSC/MILO Junior Splash, Leg 1

The ASUM/NSC/MILO Junior Splash Swim, Leg 1 for 2017 has just concluded last Sunday 16 July, 2017 at Kompleks Renang Kuala Lumpur after a 3-day stiff competition among 774 swimmers from 34 swim clubs in Malaysia. Team IBSC sent the biggest contingent of 171 swimmers and the club is happy to expose so many junior athletes, some of whom are first timers.

IB's talented swimmer, Ng Zi Syuen proved the girl's power when she splashed her way to all golds in her 8 individual events that she participated in, and along the way she charted 5 PBs.

12 year old, Zi Syuen also broke the 50m breaststroke (36.86) and renewed her own timing in 100m breaststroke (1:19.75) in the Group 3 Girls event. Her superb performance also helped her team mates won all golds in the relay events. Zi Syuen collected 88 points as top performer of the club.

Ng Zi Syuen, amassed 8 gold
From left, Ng Zi Syuen, Teo Sze Hui, Vanessa Wong and Cliona Tan formed a strong relay team despite mostly being at disadvantaged year 

Ng K-Yang, in Group 3 boys, as anticipated, cornered the breaststroke events when he emerged first with new PBs in the 50m breast (33.44) and 100m breast (1:14.93), both smashing the meet records. A new rookie in Group 3 boys, Harry Chong, sprung up a pleasant surprise bronze in 100m breaststroke (1:19.16).

Ashley Ting, also collected quiet many points as she gathered 1 gold in 100m backstroke (1:11.79), 4 silver and 5 bronze in her individual events.

Junior sprinter, Tobin Sia,  showed an amazing performance in the Group 4 boys when he bagged 1 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze in individual events. He broke the 50m backstroke record with a new time of 34.95. Tobin later teamed up with his peers to win 4 gold in all 4 relays events with all new meet records time.

Group 4 boys, from left, Sew Jia Wei, Tobin Sia, Teo Zun Jet and Nicholas Long accompanied by Coach Shazali and Coach Kamal

Siblings Teo Sze Hui and Teo Zun Jet each pocketed a gold in their 100m fly and 50m breast events respectively and added a couple of medals too in the relays.

In the youngest Group 5 boys, 8 year old Muhammad Dhuha, showed case his talent in the pool when he grabbed 4 silver and 1 bronze in his individual events.

The other points and medals achievers are shown below. Well done to all!

IBSC concluded the event with 14 gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze for individuals events and swept 11 gold, 8 silver and 8 bronze out of 30 relay events. IB accumulated 1112 narrowly behind the defending champion, DSA (1184). The team has given a healthy fight in good competitive spirit and is proud of the swimmers' achievements.

Many juniors got the chance to compete with some tasting sweet victory but most importantly they have the opportunities to learn more on techniques and rules of the race and hope to they will do better in the next competition.

The working committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all for the cooperation given by all the swimmers and parents during the 3-day event. Sincere thanks to team mates, En. Nizar and Vincent Chin, our Chaperones Choi Ling, Joan Choi and Lily, and all the coaches for their selfless contributions to make the meet a successful one.

See full results here.

CK Wong
Team Manger

See more photos here.

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