Coming from a fisherman’s family makes Halim a natural in the pool

PHNOM PENH: National para swimmer Abdul Halim Mohd couldn’t wipe the smile off his face after adding a third gold medal to his collection when he won the men’s 50m breaststroke SB8 (physical impairment) category on the second day of competition at the Asean Para Games yesterday.

Halim believes that coming from a fisherman’s family – and being exposed to swimming at an early age – gave him an added advantage as he powered to victory in a new record time of 34.44s to erase his old mark of 34.88s set at last year’s edition in Solo, Indonesia.

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