Hoe Yean brings home Malaysia's first swimming gold in men's 200m freestyle

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.

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