Swimmer Khiew breaks national record to inch closer to Olympics dream

Splashing swim: Khiew Hoe Yean clocked 3:48.36 to smash his own national record of 3:48.72 in the 400m freestyle at the Australian Open.

KUALA LUMPUR: Khiew Hoe Yean swam in the company of three world champions and this helped lift up his performance to smash the men’s 400m freestyle national record in the Australian Open in Gold Coast.

In what was an intense and fast final, the 21-year-old made a late charge to claim fourth place in 3:48.36s yesterday.

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