Two medals and a record, but Hoe Yean’s not pleased

Pushing the limits: Khiew Hoe Yean in action during the men’s 200m backstroke final. — GLENN GUAN/The Star

IT was a bittersweet day for Khiew Hoe Yean – he had to settle for bronze in the men’s 200m backstroke but came back with a silver and a national record in the 4x100m freestyle relay.

The 20-year-old Hoe Yean was left trailing by Tonnam Kanteemool of Thailand and Vietnam’s Hung Nguyen Tran after the third lap in the backstroke. He clocked 2:01.74, as Tonnam took gold on 2:01.29 ahead of the Vietnamese (2:01.34).

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