PERSATUAN RENANG AMATUR MALAYSIA
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|
2nd Edition dated: 2 Nov 2018 TBA- To Be Advised TBC- To Be Confirmed
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).
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
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).
“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
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