Phee sets new record

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IT was an outstanding day for Phee Jinq En who set a new Games record in the women’s 100m breaststroke on a day where Singapore produced a strong show in the swimming competition at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil on Thursday (24 Aug). 

It was the only record set at the pool on the fourth day of competition. The 19-year old lass punched her fist in the air after finishing first ahead of Singapore’s Samantha Louisa Ginn Yeo in second and Anandia Treciel Evato of Indonesia in third place. 

Phee  stamped her  prowess to clock 1:09.00 to smash the previous record of 1:09.82 set by Siow Yi Yin. Singapore’s Samantha Louisa Yeo took the silver with 1:09.44 while Indonesia’s Anandia Treciel Evato earned the bronze with 1:10.82.   It was the third gold medal for Malaysia in swimming after Welson Sim’s double in the 200m and 400m freestyle races.

Phee said her only goal at this SEA Games was to win a gold medal after her failure in Singapore two years ago. 

“I never thought of breaking Siow Yi Ting’s record as it has stood for eight years now. So, definitely it’s a huge honour  to be able to achieve the feat,” said Selangor-born swimmer. 

Meanwile, the Malaysian men’s team, led by Wilson Sim, failed to emulate Phee’s  successful feat in the 4x200m freestyle relay team as they came in  third to take home the bronze.

Olympic star Joseph Schooling was simply unstopabble, clinching four golds out of the four events at the Games following his 100m feat on Thursday (24 Aug).  Prior to this, Schooling has grabbed the 50m butterfly, 100m butterfly and 4×100 freestyle.

Schooling won the 100m in 48.93s to win the gold followed Vietnam’s Hoang Quy Phuoc who took home the silver in 49.31s.  Singaporean  Darren Lim clocked 50.56s for the bronze.

Singapore continue to lead in the  the overall medal after securing three gold medals todayfrom Quah Zheng Wen in the Men’s 100M Backstroke, Joseph Schooling in the Men’s 100M Freestyle and the Men’s 4x200M Freestyle Relay events.

Vietnam swimming ace, Nguyen Thi Anh Vien grabbed two gold medals in the Women’s 200m Individual Medley and the 800m Freestyle events, while Indonesia’s Triady Fauzi Sidiq took home gold in the Men’s 200M Individual Medley.00
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