Hoe Yean ends wait with unexpected gold

Back in style: Khiew Hoe Yean clocked 1:47.81 in the 200m freestyle.

KHIEW Hoe Yean came to Vietnam planning to win the gold medal in the 200m backstroke but had to settle for silver. But the fighter was not to be denied.

He overcame immense pressure to end the gold medal wait for Malaysia in the swimming competition by winning the men’s 200m freestyle event at My Dinh Aquatic Centre last night.

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