PHNOM PENH: Khiew Hoe Yean bagged the first swimming gold medal for Malaysia in the SEA Games men's 200m freestyle at Morodok Aquatic Centre on Tuesday (May 9).
The 20-year-old splashed to gold in 1:48.91, which was outside the 2017 national record of 1:47.36 belonging to Welson Sim, but enough to defend the title he won in Hanoi last year.
Thailand's Dulyarit Kaewsriyong took silver in 1:49.29 ahead of Vietnamese Nguyen Huy Hoang, who clocked 1:49.31.
His win takes the total Malaysian gold count to 14.
KHIEW Hoe Yean Hadiahkan Emas Pertama Dari Kolam Renang Untuk Kontinjen Malaysia pic.twitter.com/JNdI1LZimA— #TeamMALAYSIA (@AtletMalaysia) May 9, 2023