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KUALA LUMPUR: National swimmer Welson Sim’s (pic) four month training stint in Melbourne, Australia, has done him a world of good.
The 22-year-old did not disappoint at home as he splashed to a gold medal in the 400m freestyle with a time of 3:50.32 to set a new meet record at the Malaysian Open swimming championships in Bukit Jalil yesterday.
It was just a second off the national record of 3:49.29 which he set at the Victorian Open in Melbourne last month.
Welson beat India’s S. Prakash who had a time of 3:56.60 for the silver, while A. S. Chahal of Terengganu earned the bronze with a time of 4:01.93.
“I’m always happy to swim at home and to get a gold medal in my first event on the first day is good even though it’s slower than my personal best,” said Welson.
“I’ve been training in Melbourne for the last few months and I have learned a lot of things from the swimmers there inside and outside of the pool.”
“I can see the environment there is very different and all the swimmers are hungry for success and they show it in training everyday.”
“I’ve also learned to be more independent there because all the swimmers there have to prepare their own meals for lunch and dinner but here I am provided for. So it was challenging at first but I got used to it.”
The Sarawakians’ time in Melbourne is not yet over as he is set to return next week for another two more months before the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, in July.
It is there that he plans to make the cut for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“I plan to set the Olympic qualifying time there because that is where all the best swimmers in the world will go to compete, so it will be a great chance for me to show what I can do.”
“But I will also be swimming at the Singapore Open first in June which I hope to do well there so that it will prepare me for the world championships.”
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/swimming/2019/04/26/training-stint-down-under-helps-welson-set-new-meet-record/#OGhtyFrh4d4t1Z9T.99
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AQUATIC CALENDAR 2019
|TBC||FINA Diving Grand Prix #1||Rostock||GER|
|Mar 1-3||FINA Diving World Series #1||Sagamihara||JPN|
|Mar 7-9||Fina Diving World Series #2||Beijing||China|
|Mar 7-10||55th Malaysia Invitational Age Group Swimming Championship (World Championship qualifying)||Bukit Jalil||ASUM|
|Apr 4-7||55th Malaysia Invitational Age Group Championship (Diving/Syn)||Shah Alam||PADE|
|Apr 4-7||Fina Diving Grand Prix #2||TBA||CAN|
|Apr||55th Malaysia Invitational Age Group Championship (water polo)||Melaka||MASA|
|Apr 13-14||NSC/Milo/Sport Excel Junior Swimming Circuit #1||Shah Alam||PADE|
|TBA||Fina Diving Grand Prix #3||TBA||ITA|
|TBA||Fina Diving Grand Prix #4||TBA||ESP|
|Apr 26-28||FINA Diving World Series #3||Kazan||RUS|
|Apr 25-28||62nd Malaysia Open Swimming Championship (World Championship Qfly)||Bukit Jalil||ASUM|
|May 3-5||FINA Diving World Series #4||Montreal||CAN|
|June 15-16||NSC/Milo/Sport Excel Junior Swimming Circuit #2||Ipoh||ASAP|
|June 28-30||Sea Age Group||Cambodia||Cambodia|
|Jul 9-17||11th Asean School Games||Semarang||Indonesia|
|Jul 19-21||ASUM/MILO/NSC Swim Splash Junior Swimming Meet – Leg 1||Bukit Jalil||KL|
|Aug 16-18||ASUM/MILO/NSC Swim Splash Junior Swimming Meet – Leg 2||Melaka||MASA|
|Jul 21-28||FINA World Championships||Gwangju||KOR|
|Jul 24 – Aug 4||World Para Swimming Championships||Kuching||SAR|
|Jul 27-28||Asum/Milo/Sport Excel age group Diving||Cheras||KL|
|Aug 3-4||NSC/Milo/Sport Excel Junior Swimming Circuit – Grand Final||Cheras||KL|
|Sept 6-8||Asian Diving Cup (Tokyo 2020 Qualifying)||Bkt Jalil||Asum|
|Sept 22-3 Oct||10th Asian Age Group swimming Championships||Hydrabad||India|
|Oct 4 – 6||ASUM/MILO/NSC Mid-Long Distance Swimming Meet||Bukit Jalil||KL|
|TBA||FINA Diving Certification School||Bukit Jalil||MAS|
|Nov 15-17||FINA Diving Grand Prix #6||Bukit Jalil||MAS|
|TBA||FINA Diving Grand Prix #7||Gold Coast||AUS|
|TBA||FINA Diving Grand Prix #8||SGP||SGP|
|Nov 21-24||38th National Inter-Club Swimming Championships – President Cup||Shah Alam||PADE|
|Nov 30–Dec12||Sea Games||Manila||Philippines|
|TBA||Asean Para Games||Manila||Philippines|
|Dec 6-8||61st Milo/Pram Malaysia Open Water Polo Championships||Ipoh||ASAP|
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KUALA LUMPUR: The quartet of Keith Lim, Welson Sim, Chan Jie and Foong Wei Tze smashed the men’s 4x100m freestyle national record by 0.73 seconds to finish sixth at the Asian Games in Jakarta on Wednesday.
They clocked 3:21.06 to erase their national record of 3:21.79 set at last year’s Kuala Lumpur Sea Games.
It was Malaysia’s second national record at the games after Welson’s feat in the 800m freestyle on Monday.
Japan, anchored by Juran Mizohata, set the new games record by clocking 3:12.68s for the gold medal, followed by China (3:13.29) and Singapore (3:17.22)
Congratulations to the age group champions and champion club of the recently concluded SportExcel ASUM/NSC/MILO Junior Swimming Circuit, Grand Final 2018 held in Bukit Jalil National Aquatic Centre, Kuala Lumpur Sports City from 11th August to 12th August, 2018.
The winners are :
Group 4 Girls – Chong Xin Lin (DSA Swimming Club)
Group 4 Boys – Joshua Yin Hao Zhe (Chinese Swimming Club)
Group 3 Girls – Tan Rouxin (Johor Bahru EZY Swim Club)
Group 3 Boys – Dohi Tetsuharu (Aquasplash Swimming Club)
Group 2 Girls – Nessa Yip (Pade-Supersharkz Swimming Club)
Group 2 Boys – Bryan Leong (Cempaka Swimming Club)
Champion Club – Pade-Supersharkz Swimming Club
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PETALING JAYA: A seven-gold rush helped Malaysia to finish as overall champions in the Asean Schools Games in Kuala Lumpur.
Golds from squash, badminton, volleyball and swimming on the final day of competition yesterday saw the host contingent finish on top with 37 golds, 34 silvers and 32 bronzes.
Indonesia, who had announced their intention to become overall champions on their arrival here, settled for second with 31-36-30. Malaysia ended undefeated in the boys’ and girls’ squash team events with wins over the Philippines (3-0) and Indonesia (3-0) respectively.
Noor Aina Amani beat Yee Xin Ying 6-11, 11-9, 11-9, 12-10 in an-all Malaysian final affair later.
Yap Roi King-Gan Jing Er beat Indonesians Reezky Alfarez-Ayu Gary Luna Maharani 21-14, 21-17 for the mixed doubles title.
Roi King later combined with Ooi Jhy Dar to beat teammates Wan Muhammad Arif Junaidi-Wyman Goh 21-18, 21-12 in the boys’ doubles final.
Malaysia also contested the boys’ and girls’ singles finals but lost both.
Jacky Kok lost to Indonesia’s Nur Yahya 12-21, 22-20, 19-21. Indonesia also claimed the girls’ singles title through Aisah Galuh Maheswari, who overcame K. Letshanaa 13-21, 21-12, 23-21.
Swimmer Sebastian Soon clinched his third gold medal in as many days in the boys’ 1,500m freestyle. Sebastian, who set a new national record in the 400m individual event on Monday, came out tops in the 1,500m race in 16:09.87.
The boys’ volleyball team claimed the last gold for Malaysia by beating Indonesia 3-1 in the final.
“I’m happy to see very good performances in almost all the sports we took part in. Athletics, gymnastics and squash helped push us to the top spot.
“It is the third time we won the overall title,” said Malaysian head of contingent Zainal Abas, who is also the national athletics chief coach.
Malaysia were also overall champions when they hosted the Asean Schools Games in 2010 and they achieved the feat for the second time in the Philippines in 2014.
In Singapore last year, Malaysia finished fourth overall.
In athletics, Malaysia delivered 10-12-8 while making a clean sweep of all the six gold medals in rhythmic gymnastics.
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/other-sport/2018/07/26/supreme-at-home-malaysia-finish-overall-champions-in-asean-schools-games/#eqkXaXD9cj7BOGcm.99
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
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).