Hoe Yean dominates the pool with three more golds


PETALING JAYA: Khiew Hoe Yean underlined his status as the best swimmer in the country at the Milo Age-Group swimming championships by adding three more gold medals to his collection.

Yesterday, the 19-year-old powered his way to victories in the 100m backstroke, 200m freestyle and 400m individual medley to take his impressive haul to seven golds at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil.

Earlier, he had also won the 100m, 400m freestyle, 1,500m freestyle and 200m backstroke.

So far, he has only qualified for the 200m backstroke, which is his pet event, for the Vietnam SEA Games.

Hoe Yean could have made the cut for the 200m freestyle, too, as he had impressed with a personal best of 1:49.00 en route to winning silver in the US Open early last month but he managed only 1:50.49 to win by four seconds from fellow national teammate Arvin Singh (1:54.23).

The qualifying mark is the bronze medal winning time of 1:48.59 at the Philippines SEA Games.

Said Hoe Yean: “I’m satisfied with my performance since we didn’t get any preparation for this meet. The time might be slower since we didn’t taper for this meet so overall it is good especially today.”

“In fact, I didn’t expect to hit the SEA Games qualifying mark in the 200m backstroke here, so it is kind of a bonus for me.” n BOYS

l 17-25

100m backstroke: 1. Khiew Hoe Yean (Ikan Bilis) 56.74, 2. Terence Ng (Pade-Supersharkz) 58.93, 3. Khiew Tze Yean (Ikan Bilis) 1:01.20.

100m breaststroke: 1. Andrew Goh (Pade-Supersharkz) 1:04.39, 2. Job Tan (Swk) 1:04.48, 3. Khiew Tze Yean (Ikan Bilis) 1:04.92.

100m butterfly: 1. Hii Puong Wei (Swk) 56.07, 2. Toh Bock Zien (Swk) 58.15, 3. Low Ken Ji (Ikan Bilis) 58.58.

200m freestyle: 1. Khiew Hoe Yean (Ikan Bilis) 1:50.49, 2. Arvin Singh (Ter) 1:54.23, 3. Terence Ng (Pade-Supersharkz) 1:55.47.

400m individual medley: 1. Khiew Hoe Yean (Ikan Bilis) 4:28.40, 2. Jayden Tan (Ikan Bilis) 4:29.63, 3. Low Zheng Yong (Todak) 4:42.05.

l 15-16100m backstroke: 1. Like Yew Jien (Pade-Supersharkz) 1:02.97, 2. Jeff Chua (Swk) 1:03.13, 3. Mohd Arif Zulkfry (Ikan Bilis) 1:03.32.

100m breaststroke: 1. Ng Yean Yu (Dsas) 1:07.88, 2. Cham Yu Xiang (Dsa) 1:08.35, 3. Rio Shirai (Penang Chinese) 1:10.13.

100m butterfly: 1. Ho Zhi Yang (Pade-Supersharkz) 57.23, 2. Nuri Saadan Khaulid (Swk) 58.24, 3. Jeff Chua (Swk) 59.05.

200m freestyle: 1. Gabriel McCartan (Dsa) 1:59.09, 2. Anselm Lee (Kelab Renang Mas) 2:00.66, 3. Vanness Tee (Wahoo) 2:00.85.

400m individual medley: 1. Rio Shirai (Penang Chinese) 4:55.90, 2. Ho Jia Ren (Wahoo) 5:06.34, 3. Cham Yu Xiang (Dsa) 5:09.62.

l 13-14100m backstroke: 1. Ng Ze Heng (Dsa) 1:05.42, 2. Samuel Lai (Penang Dolphin) 1:06.94, 3. David Lee (Ikan Bilis) 1:06.94.

100m breaststroke: 1. Ooi Yuen Zer (Penang Chinese) 1:11.22, 2. Fu Yi Zhuo (Dsa) 1:12.34, 3. Josh Duncan Kung (Penang Swimming Club) 1:12.46.

100m butterfly: 1. Mohd Dhuha Zulkifry (Ikan Bilis) 58.73, 2. Ang Yong Jun (Ku Renang) 59.15, 3. Aslan Adnan (Pade-Supersharkz) 1:00.58.

200m freestyle: Mohd Dhuha Zulkifry (Ikan Bilis) 1:56.73, 2. Jayden Goh (Kota Permai GCC) 2:05.65, 3. Lim Kai Yi (Ku Renang) 2:07.95.

400m individual medley: 1. Aslan Adnan (Pade-Supersharkz) 5:05.85, 2. Lim Kai Yi (Ku Renang) 5:06.12, 3. Jose Ong (Penang Chinese) 5:12.06.n GIRLS

l 17-25100m backstroke: 1. Ng Zi Syuen (Ikan Bilis) 1:11.65, 2. Christy Teh (Pade-Supersharkz) 1:11.90, 3. Natasha Teo (Swk) 1:12.41.

100m breaststroke: 1. Phee Jinq En (Kelab Shah Alam) 1:11.15, 2. Lee Yen Yi (Penang Swimming Club) 1:18.75, 3. Ng Zi Syuen (Ikan Bilis) 1:20.16.100m butterfly: 1. Keesha Ho (Wahoo) 1:04.21, 2. Ong Yong Qi (Johor Swimming Club) 1:05.00, 3. Elaine Foong (Pade-Supersharkz) 1:09.11.

200m freestyle: 1. Leong Wan Mei (Swk) 2:11.89, 2. Oi Yee Thien (Sab) 2:12.86, 3. Georgene Wee (Dsa) 2:20.30.

400m individual medley: 1. Georgene Wee (Dsa) 5:31.15, 2. Keesha Ho (Wahoo) 5:45.28, 3. Debbie Low (Wahoo) 6:15.16.

l 15-16100m backstroke: 1. Tan Rou Xin (Johor Bahru Ezy) 1:08.17, 2. Kelly Teo (Swk) 1:09.31, 3. Mabel Ho (Sri KL Sharkies) 1:11.47.

100m breaststroke: 1. Tan Rouxin (Johor Bahru Ezy) 1:15.73, 2. Low Ee Mang (Kelab Shah Alam) 1:18.67, 3. Wong Shing Hui (Pade-Supersharkz) 1:20.88.

100m butterfly: 1. Magdalene Lau (Swk) 1:07.13, 2. Charlotte Loke (Dsa) 1:08.59, 3. Mabel Ho (Sri KL Sharkies) 1:08.83.

200m freestyle: 1. Kelly Teo (Swk) 2:08.78, 2. Hooy Jia Yee (Wahoo) 2:11.41, 3. Yeap Mei Kuan (Penang Dolphin) 2:15.85.

400m individual medley: 1. Yeap Mei Kuan (Penang Dolphin) 5:33.34, 2. Low Ee Mang (Kelab Shah Alam) 5:39.75, 3. Yap Inn She (Dsa) 5:45.64.

l 13-14100m backstroke: 1. Chong Xin Lin (Dsa) 1:06.71, 2. Hayley Cassandra Yap (Dsa) 1:14.03, 3. Ella Robertson (Dsa) 1:14.31.

100m breaststroke: 1. Loo Yie Bing (Sab) 1:17.20, 2. Elsa Eow (Dsa) 1:17.48, 3. Grace Kim (Dsa) 1:18.57.

100m butterfly: 1. Loo Yie Bing (Sab) 1:05.58, 2. Yoong Jia Jia (Pade-Supersharkz) 1:07.63, 3. Chong Xin Lin (Dsa) 1:08.62.

200m freestyle: 1. Loo Yie Bing (Sab) 2:15.76, 2. Khew Zi Xian (Pade-Supersharkz) 2:17.29, 3. Yoong Jia Jia (Pade-Supersharkz) 2:17.30.

400m individual medley: 1. Yoong Jia Jia (Pade-Supersharkz) 5:35.01, 2. Khew Zi Xian (Pade Supersharkz) 5:37.55, 3. Seoh Shan Wen (Penang Dolphin) 5:40.44. FINAL RESULTS

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