Tuesday, 1 August 2017

IB swimmers at Sel short course posted moderate results

The 6th Selangor ARENA Short Course Sprint Swimming Championship 2017 has just ended last week after a 3-day competition at Shah Alam pool from 28th to 30th July, 2017.

Some junior swimmers took the opportunity to try out the sprinting race for the first time and found it to be interesting swimming in a 25m pool. A good tumble turn and underwater technique definitely prove to be an added advantage for the short course race.

We congratulate swimmers below who have attained the top notch positions in the short course meet especially to :

Nicholas Soon | Open boys, O18 | Age group champion
Sebastian Soon  | Group 1 boys, 15-17 | 2nd runner-up | 1 meet record
Afiq Imran bin Masron |  Open boys, O18 | 2nd runner-up
Sharizan bin Shazali | Group 2 boys, 13-14 | 2nd runner-up

In the open category, Nicholas Soon gathered 5 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze in his individual events to earn him 65 points to top as the Open Boys Champion.

Nicholas Soon, Open boys champion

Meanwhile, his brother, Sebastian swam to 2 gold and 2 silver in the race, and in the 200m Im event, Sebastian managed to break the meet record by finishing with a superb time of 2:06.95 to overwrite last year's meet record of 2:08.18 in the 15-17 boys category.

Together with team mates, Iqmal Muqhis, Low Ken Ji and Avinaash Abraham, Sebastian and team also managed to renew IBSC's 2015 meet record of 51.19 in the 4x25m medley relay by charting a golden time of 50.69.

Sebastian, Afiq Imran and Sharizan Shazali were awarded incentives for being 2nd runner-up in their respective age group.

With a small team and many last minute scratches, the IBSC swimmers did well in securing 15 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze for individual events. For the team events, the IBSC relay teams managed 4 gold and 8 silver.

The medalists and point earners below also earned a round of applause for their great achievements.

The committee would like to thank the Team Managers, chaperons, coaches and all support team for a great support and hard work.

The full results can be downloaded here.

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