Welson Sim slashed nearly seven seconds off his own record in the Open 400m freestyle, clocking 3:59.65. Earlier, he had set MSSM meet records in the 100m, 200m and 1,500m freestyle.
SHAH ALAM: Sarawak’s Welson Sim secured the boys’ best swimmer award after breaking a fourth meet record in the MSSM (national schools) swimming championships at the Darul Ehsan Aquatic Centre.
The 17-year-old slashed nearly seven seconds off his own record in the Open 400m freestyle on Friday, clocking 3:59.65 to beat the 4:06.04 he set last year. Earlier, Welson had set meet records in the 100m, 200m and 1,500m freestyle.
Yeap Zheng Yang of Selangor grabbed the silver in 4:03.28 while Ngu Jiung Wei of Sarawak was third in 4:18.45.
The girls’ best swimmer award was won by Selangor’s Nadia Adrianna Redza, thanks to her three records – 200m individual medley, 400m individual medley and 200m breaststroke.
In total, 21 meet records were posted in the five-day championships.
Hosts Selangor retained the overall title with a 32-19-18 haul. Kuala Lumpur finished second on a 20-29-16 total while Sarawak were third with an 18-24-18 haul.