* Phee Jing En clocks personal best for gold in women’s 100 breaststroke
* Thor Chuan Leng wins men’s snooker singles gold
“I am super happy to win. I gave my best to win the gold for Malaysia,” said SEA Games debutant Phee Jing En after winning the women’s 100m breaststroke at the OCBC Aquatic Centre for Malaysia’s second swimming gold medal in the 28th SEA Games in Singapore on Monday.
Her victory was all the sweet because she broke the hearts of the fanatical home supporters when Jing En relegated two Singaporean – Roanne Ho Ro ‘En and Samantha Louisa Ginn Yeo to second and third place respectively.
Jing En’s time of 1:10.47 is a personal best. Roanne took the silver in 1:11.78 while Samantha’s time of 1:11.87 won her the bronze.
Jing En has arrived on the international scene in a big way and more can be expected from the unassuming 17-year-old from Selangor.
Defending champion Christina Loh Yen Ling could only manage a fourth place in the event but it did not matter for her as long as Malaysia retained the gold.
Meanwhile at the OCBC Arena also on Monday, Thor Chuan Leng was simply ecstatic and jubilant with his 4-2 win over Myanmar’s Ko Htet to strike gold in the men’s snooker singles final.
The scores in the final read 57-41, 0-102, 65-1, 23-76, 74-49, 69-18 in favour of the Malaysian.
Women’s 100m breaststroke
- Phee Jing En (Mas) 1:10.47
- Roanne Ho Ro ‘En (Sin) 1:11.78
- Samantha Louisa Ginn Yeo (Sin) 1:11.87
Thor Chuan Leng (Mas) beat Ko Htet (Mya) 4-2 (57-41, 0-102, 65-1, 23-76, 74-49, 69-18)