Saturday, 10 March 2018

Karnival Bakat Pelapis Negeri Siri 1/2018

Reblog from KL Aquatics

The Karnival Bakat Pelapis Negeri 1/2018 has just been ended on Friday from 8th to 9th March 2018 at Pusat Akuatik Paroi, Negeri Sembilan. The meet was organized by Majlis Sukan Negara for the states development squads under the respective Unit Sukan Prestasi Tinggi Negeri (USPTN) and launched by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Yang Berhormat Khairy Jamaludin Abu Bakar.

The KL contingent sent a total of 44 young and energetic swimmers to the meet in 4 teams and managed to clinch a total of 2 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze.

Representing Pelapis KL1, Duran Yaspi, 10 our group 4 boy, who made the first medal debut for individual event won 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze in 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke and 100m freestyle respectively. He managed to improve quiet significantly from his previous PBs and is showing signs that he is highly potential to progress even better this year.

Duran Yaspi with Coach Foong
Jia Ming being awarded the a gold medal in his 100 butterfly (1:17.40) by Coach Foong

Also representing Pelapis KL1, Ho Jia Ming, 11 collected a gold and a bronze in 100m butterfly and 50m backstroke respectively.

Dylan Wong Wei Han, 12 garnered 3 silvers in 100m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, 50m freestyle and 1 bronze in 100m breaststroke.

Dylan Wong proudly showing his collection of medals

Our cute little Group 5 girl swimmer, Wong Joelyne, 7 maybe small in size but gutsy enough to seize 2 silvers in 100m breaststroke and 50m freestyle, 2 bronze in 50m breaststroke and 100m backstroke. She's an inspiration to many being at a disadvantage age but yet able to grab medals.

Wong Joelyne happy with her achievement

Yap Zhen Kok, 7 nicknamed the ‘Harry Porter’ swimmer also surged first time in winning his individual event by taking back home a bronze in group 5 - 100m butterfly, an event he competed for the first time in 100m.

Yap Zhen Kok with Team Manager

Meanwhile Chong Kyson, 10, represented Ikan Bilis Swimming Club. He finally made a maiden medal debut for individual event when he swam to a bronze in Group 4 - 50m freestyle with quiet an impressive time of 34.72 and made his parents proud of his feat.

An ecstatic Kyson with his medal

In the junior event below 7 years old, Ahmad Shaheer Khalid, 6 took a silver medal in Group 6 - back kick with board.

Ahmad Shaheer won a silver

The carnival created the opportunities for the junior swimmers to learn techniques and rules of the swimming competition as well as a chance to make new friends at the meet.

See Full Results here.

The committee would like to take the opportunity to thank all for the cooperation given by the swimmers, coaches and parents. Also our appreciation to USPTN (WP) for the allowance granted to participants.

Ho Seng Oon
Team Manager
Pelapis KL/ IBSC

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