The Star : Training stint Down Under helps Welson set new meet record

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

55th MIAG 2019

Welcome to the 55th MILO/PRAM Malaysia Invitational Age Group Swimming Championships 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.

Follow the meet in the National Aquatic Centre, Kuala Lumpur Sports City, Bukit Jalil from 7th March to 10th March, 2019.

Results can be viewed here or via Meet Mobile Apps.

Results of SportExcel Grand Final 2018

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

 

Download Full Results here.

 

 

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