Welson Sim breaks SEA Games record for second swimming gold


  • Swimming
  • Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Welson Sim has won the men's 200m freestyle gold medal – and his second of the competition – in style, breaking the SEA Games record in the process.

The Sarawak-born Sim managed to touch home ahead of Vietnam's Hoang Quy Phuoc to win in 1:47.79 at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil on Wednesday night.

The previous SEA Games record was 1:48.96.

Quy Phuoc, the gold medal winner in Singapore two years ago, settled for silver with 1:48.07 while Yeo Kai Quan of Singapore won bronze in 1:48.98.

It is the second gold for Sim, who won the 400m freestyle on Monday.

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