The Star : Welson shows he’s ready for Asian Games after Europe high

PETALING JAYA: Swimmer Welson Sim (pic) showed he is ready for a splashing time at the Asian Games in Indonesia in August following good results in the just concluded Mare Nostrum Series in Europe.

Sarawak-born Welson bagged two silver medals for Malaysia in the middle distance freestyle events in the final leg of the series in Monaco.

Welson posted 3:52.37 for his first silver medal in the men’s 400m freestyle final behind Norway’s Henrik Christiansen, who came out tops in 3:51.07.

Interestingly, a potential Asian Games rival Takeda Shogo of Japan finished fourth (3:54.64) behind third-placed Jeremy Bagshaw of Canada (3:53.66).

Welson holds the national record of 1:47.36 for the 200m freestyle and 3:49.48 for the 400m distance.

Welson bagged a bronze medal in the 200m freestyle final in the second leg of the series in Barcelona, Spain two weeks ago.

The Malaysian swimmers did not take part in the first leg in Canet, France.

“Welson had some good racing against an extremely strong field as usual in the Mare Nostrum,” said swimming coach Paul Birmingham.

“These next six weeks of training will be crucial for him before we go to the Asian Games,”

Welson, a double gold medallist at the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games last year, was not the only Malaysian making an impact in the much competitive European swim meet.

Keith Lim did well to set a new national mark in the men’s 50m freestyle event in Monaco.

Keith clocked 23.10 to break the previous national mark of 23.17 in the short sprint race held by Alwyn Tan since 2015. Keith’s effort saw him ranked 13th overall.

Tern Jian Han finished eighth in the men’s 50m backstroke (26.62) and seventh in the 100m distance (58.00).

Rio Olympian swimmer Phee Jinq En finished 10th in the women’s 100m breaststroke final (1:09.31).

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/swimming/2018/06/22/simply-superb-welson-shows-hes-ready-for-asian-games-after-europe-high/#KB8dclXDtv027V7d.99

The Star Online : Pandela bags Malaysia’s first individual diving World Cup medal

PETALING JAYA: Pandelela Rinong (pic) made her way into the history books as Malaysia’s first individual medallist at the FINA Diving World Cup in Wuhan, China after a superb comeback in the women’s 10m platform individual competition.

The two-time Olympic medllist only managed to qualify for the semi-finals after finishing 12th in the preliminary round on Tuesday (June 5).

But Pandelela got her act right when it mattered most. The 25-year-old bounced back strongly by finishing third in the top-18 semi-finals with 347.15 points behind China’s Ren Qian (360.55) and Zhang Jiaqi (371.10).

Pandelela continued with her steady display in the final held in the evening.

The two impressive efforts helped Pandelela to nail the bronze medal with her total of 349.15 points.

The Chinese duo were a class above the rest of the 12 finalists as reigning Olympic champion Ren Qian settled for silver with 403.85 points.

Zhang Jiaqi, only 14, secured her first major international victory with 427.30 points.

Pandelela has a bright chance to claim a second medal in Wuhan when she returns to the pool to partner Jun Hoong for the women’s 10m platform synchro event.

The duo are the reigning silver medallist from the 2016 Rio Olympics and gold medallist at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/diving/2018/06/06/pandela-bags-malaysias-first-individual-diving-world-cup-medal/#bdQkL1LpISpRVJj7.99

ASUM/MSN Swimming Coaching Course – Level 1 (Kursus Kejurulatihan Sukan Renang Tahap 1)

Dear all,

Attached please find the registration form for the said course which will be organised by ASUM at Hotel Seri Malaysia, Alor Setar, Kedah.

Please forward the information to your affiliates. All application must be submitted before the closing date (18th June 2018) together with proof of payment to cheepaokam@yahoo.com and rozy.asum@gmail.com

Submission MUST be accompanied by the completed REGISTRATION FORM and payment transfer slip to confirm your slot.

Fees to be banked into:

Account Name : PERSATUAN RENANG AMATUR MALAYSIA
Bank : HONG LEONG BANK

Account Number : 321 0000 1268

Participants are limit to the 1st paid 50 registration received.

 

Thank you.

Yan Kong Lee
General Manager

FINA Open Water Swimming School for Officials

Please note that the the above FINA Open Water Swimming School for Officials will
be held as follows:-

Day & Dates : Sat 14th July & Sun 15th July 2018
Venue : Hotel Palace Of The Golden Horses, Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Course Fee : RM 300.00 (inclusive Certificate of Attendance, course materials, lunch &
tea breaks)

Participants who have passed a FINA OWS School and officiated at a required level will
receive a certification which will be valid for a 4-year period.

All intending participants must submit the attached registration form by 15 June 2018 via email to yewsiangsoh@yahoo.com and kongleeyan@yahoo.com together with a scanned
copy of passport and passport photo.

Submission MUST be accompanied by the REGISTRATION FORM, Copy of PASSPORT and Passport Size Photograph (All in JPeg format)

Fees to be banked into:

Account Name : PERSATUAN RENANG AMATUR MALAYSIA
Bank : HONG LEONG BANK
Account Number : 321 0000 1268

Participants are limit to the 1st paid 80 registration received.

Download Forms and Course Schedule.

 

 

NST : Welson swims ‘slow’ to his third Malaysian Open gold

By Jumiati Roslyju – May 6, 2018 @ 9:50pm

KUALA LUMPUR: A shoulder injury did not stop swimmer Welson Sim from winning his third gold medal on the final day of the Malaysian Open in Bukit Jalil on Sunday.

The Sarawakian clocked a ‘slow’ 16:18.35s for the 1,500m freestyle gold to add to the 200m and 400m freestyle he won earlier.

It is a mediocre time considering that Welson had clocked his personal best of 15:28.00 in March.

Kuala Lumpur’s Wong Jun Bin (16:19.93) won silver, followed by Sabah’s Wong Venn Chieh (16:39.49).

“I did not push myself as I did not want to aggravate my shoulder problem,” said Welson.

Johor’s Wong Fu Kang won the 50m breaststroke in 28.76. “I may have won but I am not happy as I failed to break my national record (28.59),” said Fu Kang.

Hong Kong emerged as overall champions with 20 gold, eight silver and two bronze, followed by Selangor (7-11-9) and Johor (4-5-4).

The Star : Pandelela gives season-best show to reach individual final

Diving - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Womens 10m Platform Final - Optus Aquatic Centre - Gold Coast, Australia - April 12, 2018. Pandelela Rinong Pamg of Malaysia in action. REUTERS/David Gray

KUALA LUMPUR: Pandelela Rinong (pic) served a surprise by qualifying for the women’s 10m platform individual final in the Diving World Series finale in Kazan, Russia.

Pandelela gave a season-best display to finish second in the first semi-final group yesterday, thus earning a place in the top-six final.

Pandelela posted 72.00, 62.35, 67.20, 78.40 and 76.80 to finish with 356.75 points.

North Korea’s Kim Mi-rae scored 359.65 points to top the first semi-final contest.

Russian Iuliia Timoshinina grabbed the last ticket from the first semi-final group with 351.10 points.

The top three divers from each semi-final grouping make the cut for the final and there was a shock as China’s Si Yajie, the world champion in 2013, missed the cut.

Si Yajie finished fourth after fumbling in her fourth dive, earning 52.80 for a total of 340.80 points.

Si Yajie combined with Lin Shan to win gold in the 10m platform synchro event on Friday.

Pandelela is the only Malaysian representative after reigning world champion Cheong Jun Hoong managed fifth with 296.10 points.

Pandelela partnered Jun Hoong to take bronze in the 10m platform synchro event on Friday, capping a perfect end to their campaign in the prestigious series.

Pandelela will have to be at her best to end her medal drought in the individual final.

Besides Mi-rae, the Sarawak-born diver will have to fight it out with reigning Olympic champion Ren Qian of China, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games champion Melissa Wu of Australia and another North Korean Kim Kuk-hyang, the world champion in 2015.

Ren Qian qualified first from the second semi-final group (361.35) ahead of Melissa (358.60) and Kuk-hyang (350.90).

“It is a high-quality final field with Olympic and world championship winners present.

“If Pandelela can stay consistent, there is a chance to get a medal,” said coach Zhang Yukun.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/diving/2018/05/06/in-form-on-platform-pandelela-gives-seasonbest-show-to-reach-individual-final/#KKx0tStHjQOGq2K4.99

The Star : Keith on track to break record in his pet event

KUALA LUMPUR: Keith Lim put himself in the right frame of mind to set his first national swimming record by winning the men’s 100m freestyle race in the Malaysian Open swimming championships.

The 20-year old Kuala Lumpur lad showed he is on the right track by splashing to the gold medal at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil yesterday clocking 51.01 seconds.

Hong Kong’s Jeremy Wong posted 51.24 for silver while national swimmer Chan Jie took bronze for Selangor in 51.48.

“This is not a tapered meet but I am happy with my time today. Actually, I am aiming to break the national record in the 50m freestyle on Sunday (tomorrow).

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“I hope I can set my first national record. It will be a good boost for me as I am preparing for the August Asian Games in Indonesia,” said Keith, whose personal best of 23.33 seconds is not far from the national record time of 23.17 held by Penang’s Alwyn Tan since 2015.

Fellow international Tern Jian Han also did well to claim his second gold in the meet yesterday.

Jian Han, swimming for Johor, came out tops in the men’s 100m backstroke final in 57.05 seconds.

India’s Arvid Mani took silver with 57.98 ahead of compatriot Arijus Pavlidi, who clocked 58.08 for the bronze medal.

Jian Han won the 50m backstroke event on Thursday.

Selangor also rejoiced with two golds in the bag from Ng Yi Hao and Jordan Yip.

Ng Yi Hao splashed to victory in the men’s 200m breaststroke in 2:19.02 ahead of Johor’s Wong Fu Kang, who finished in 2:20.47.

Jordan romped to gold in the men’s 400m individual medley in 4:33.09.

Kuala Lumpur’s Sebastian Soon settled for silver in 4:33.42 ahead of Johor’s Tia’a Faang Der, who finished in 4:35.28.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/swimming/2018/05/05/keith-on-track-to-break-record-in-his-pet-event/#WP6v5M8dhWocB0IL.99

The Star : Welson brushes aside injury to bag 400m freestyle gold

All smiles: Welson Sim posing with the gold medal after winning the men’s 400m freestyle of the Malaysian Open at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil yesterday. — M. Azhar Arif/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Welson Sim shook off a heel injury to defend his men’s 400m freestyle title in the Malaysian Open swimming championships in Bukit Jalil.

The Sarawak-born swimmer may have not been at his best at the National Aquatic Centre yesterday but still had enough power to finish ahead of fellow national training partner Yeap Zheng Yang in 3:57.89.

Zheng Yang took the silver for Selangor in 4:00.30 ahead of India’s Sajan Prakash, who posted 4:06.20 for the bronze.

Welson is the national record holder with 3:49.48 and he also holds the meet record of 3:53.26.

Welson was, nevertheless, satisfied with the effort considering he did not push himself.

“I consider this as a training event and I don’t want to go all out as I injured my left heel while training on land two weeks ago.

“In fact, it got worse last week when I tried to push in training. It is better now and I just pace myself as my goal is to be at my best for the Asian Games in Indonesia in August,” said Welson, who bagged two golds at the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games last year in new record times.

Welson has decided not to swim the 100m freestyle event today.

“It is a sprint event and I want to rest well as I have the 200m freestyle on Saturday and the 1,500m freestyle on Sunday.”

National swimmers Tern Jian Han and Chan Jie also did well to go within a touching distance of the national record in their respective pet events.

Jian Han won the men’s 50m backstroke event in 25.67, just outside his own national record of 25.60 set at the Gold Coast Commmonwealth Games last month.

In Gold Coast, Johor-born Jian Han broke Alex Lim Keng Liat’s national record of 25.67 set 16 years ago en route to earn a place in the 50m backstroke final.

Chan Jie claimed the men’s 100m butterfly gold medal in 53.87, not too far off the national record of 53.33 set by Daniel Bego back in 2009.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/swimming/2018/05/04/welson-brushes-aside-injury-to-bag-400m-freestyle-gold/#zE3VJGWb8HcPxTrK.99