Jinq En swims to historic gold in Monaco

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  • Monday, 06 Jun 2016

Malaysia's Phee Jinq En react after her won gold medal for women's 100m breaststroke race in conjuction of 28th SEA Games at OCBC Aquatics in Singapore. FAIHAN GHANI/The Star.

PETALING JAYA: Teenager Phee Jinq En made swimming history for Malaysia after powering to gold in the women’s 50m breaststroke event at the Mare Nostrum Tour in Monaco.

The 18-year-old came out tops in a head-to-head duel with World Championship finalist Marina Garcia Urzainqui of Spain on Sunday evening, posting 31.66 to smash her own national record of 31.80 set at the World Cup meet in Dubai last November.

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