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Swimming: Carmen Lim bags silver for Malaysia in 100m freestyle

Malaysia’s national swimmer Carmen Lim clinched silver for Malaysia at the women’s 100m freestyle S8 event earlier today.

Carmen Lim finished second behind Thailand’s Thongbai, after the former clocked 1:29.75 at the finish line. Thongbai finished first and bagged gold for Thailand after clocking 1:28.99.

Meanwhile, Indonesia’s Nor Aimah finished third and secured bronze with her time of 1:34.54.

Watch the race here:

Congratulations, Carmen!

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Malaysia’s swimming sensation Welson Sim bags gold & smashes SEA Games record

Malaysia’s swimming sensation Welson Sim bags gold & smashes SEA Games record

Yes, that’s how you do it!

Malaysia’s swimming sensation Welson Sim bagged gold at the mens’ 400 metres freestyle event at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, and he did it in style.

The 20-year-old smashed the SEA Games record of 3m 54.15s when he clocked in 3m 50.26s at the finish line.

Welson Sim outclassed Indonesia’s Aflah Fadlan Prawira and Vietnam’s Nguyen Huu Kim Son at the tournament,

Aflah Fadlan Prawira clocked 3m 54.15s and clinched silver, while Nguyen Huu Kim Son settled for bronze with 3m 4.20s.

[Video: Astro Arena]

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Joseph Schooling: I’m sorry about my comments, I didn’t mean it like that

Earlier this month, Singapore’s wonder boy Joseph Schooling came under fire for his comments about teaching Malaysia a lesson in their own backyard at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.

“We have a chance to do something special at the Sea Games. The 2015 SEA Games was something special for us. I think it will be nice to go to Malaysia’s backyard and teach them a thing or two,” Joseph Schooling was quoted as saying by Channel News Asia.

Since then, Schooling has been bombarded with criticisms by Malaysian fans, with most of them labelling him as “arrogant”.

However, the 22-year-old Olympic gold medalist recently said that his words were taken out of context, and that the whole thing was a misunderstanding.

“If I offended anyone, I do apologise — that wasn’t my intention. I’m really sorry for my comments and I definitely didn’t mean it that way.”Schooling told reporters upon arriving in Kuala Lumpur for the SEA Games.

“I was talking about how we have a younger team than before — and then I threw in Malaysia somehow –must be the 17 hours of jet lag. And then I said I can’t wait to go to their own backyard and teach them a thing or two – which somehow sounded like I was criticising Malaysia.”

“I was actually talking about our younger kids going there and teaching (our) rookies a thing or two about the launch pad that we have in the SEA Games to bigger and better meets in the future.” he explained.

Apart from that, Schooling said that he will do his best in the SEA games to rake in as many medals as possible for Singapore.

“I’ll do my best in all of them. I’m just going to do my best and let the outcome speak for itself.” said Schooling, who won nine gold medals at the 2015 SEA Games.

The Aquatics (swimming) events will take place at the National Aquatic Centre, KL Sports City, Bukit Jalil from 21st until 26th August 2017. Tickets for 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th are already sold out.

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#KL2017: Malaysia up to 7th gold through combined forces of archery & swimming

Things are looking good for Team Malaysia!

We had a blazing start to the morning as we aced the Open Water Swimming event that took place at the Watersports Complex.

Malaysia’s Kevin Yeap Soon Choy came in first at the 10 km Open Water Swimming (men) and gave Malaysia its 5th gold medal.

Not too long after that, his fellow compatriot Heidi Gan pulled off a similar feat by finishing first at the 10 km Open Water Swimming (women) and delivered Malaysia’s sixth gold medal.

Meanwhile, Malaysian archers Juwaidi Mazuki and Fatin Nurfatehah also combined forces to display an exceptional performance at the Compound Mixed Team final event at the Turf Field (NSC).

Juwaidi and Fatin outclassed Myanmar’s team 152-142 to finish first and ultimately secure Malaysia’s seventh gold for the morning.

Congratulations, Team Malaysia!

 

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KL 2017: Joseph Schooling wants to “teach Malaysia a thing or two”

The love-hate relationship between Malaysia and Singapore gets more heated as the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games is fast approaching.

With only 10 days left for the big day, Singapore’s Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling has expressed plans to “teach Malaysia a lesson” during the swimming events.

Schooling, who outclassed world champion Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly event at the 2017 Rio Olympics, also won nine gold medals at the 2015 SEA Games.

The 22-year-old thinks Singapore has a solid group of swimmers and that they have what it takes to sweep the medals at the SEA Games.

“We have a chance to do something special at the Sea Games. The 2015 (Sea Games) was something special for us. I think it will be nice to go to Malaysia’s backyard and teach them a thing or two,” Joseph Schooling told Channel News Asia upon arriving in Singapore after the 2017 FINA World Championship in Hungary.

Joseph Schooling, who had to succumb to third place in the 100m butterfly event in Hungary, aims to make up for the disappointment by bagging as many gold medals as possible in Malaysia during the 2017 KL SEA Games.

“I want to win all my events and do the best I can for Singapore. We’ve always had a great swimming tradition for the SEA Games and we have a young and solid group going.”

“It will be a lot of fun,” he added.

 

The Aquatics-Swimming events will take place at the National Aquatic Centre, KL Sports City, Bukit Jalil from 21st until 26th August 2017. Tickets for 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th are already sold out.

Click here to buy your 2017 KL SEA Games tickets

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Malaysia’s swimming sensation Welson Sim reveals his target for KL SEA Games

With less than two weeks to go, Malaysia’s national swimmer Welson Sim has been hard at work preparing for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.

The 20-year-old will be participating in a total of three events at the SEA Games in August; the 200m, 400m, and 1,500m freestyle.

Standing tall at 5’11’, Welson Sim is amongst Malays ia’s promising swimmers to rake in the gold medals at this year’s most anticipated sports event.

“Even though I’m participating in a total of three events, I’m going to set my target to two gold medals.” Welson Sim told HMetro yesterday. Welson is part of Malaysia’s 23 swimmers who are set to compete at the KL SEA Games.

Back in June, Welson Sim outclassed Olympic champion Mack Horton and bagged gold at the Mare Nostrum Tour Swimming Championship in Monaco.

By coming in first, he also broke his own national record of 3m 50.33 s to set the new national record at 3m 49.48s in the men’s 400m freestyle event.

The Aquatics-Swimming events will take place at the National Aquatic Centre, KL Sports City, Bukit Jalil from 21st until 26th August 2017. Tickets for 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th are already sold out.

Click here to buy your 2017 KL SEA Games tickets

 

 

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KL 2017 is fast approaching and Welson Sim knows exactly what he wants

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It’s relatively easy to be swayed away by multiple goals and targets – ask any professional athlete and they will tell you all about it. From winning medals, to setting national records to achieving a new personal best to even competing at a tournament to begin with – it’s all part of the package.

But as far as Malaysian swimmer Welson Sim is concerned, he knows exactly what he wants to achieve at the upcoming KL SEA Games. Welson will be competing in several categories, including the 1,500m event, which will undoubtedly push his endurance to its limit.

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Welson’s current personal best in the 1,500m event is 15 minutes 31.10 seconds, which isn’t too far away from the national record held by Jeffrey Ong (15 minutes 23.61 seconds). He’d be lying to himself if he says the thought of breaking Jeffrey’s record doesn’t excite him, but the Kuching-born swimmer has a bigger goal in mind.

“Breaking the 1,500m record is definitely a dream. I’ve been preparing for this event for a long time now,” he was quoted as saying by Stadium Astro.

“I feel pretty good at the moment, so I’m confident of setting a new personal best. I’m not sure if it’ll be enough to break the record though. Having said that, my priority is to win gold and any new records will only come after that,” he explained.

Besides competing in the 1,500m event, Welson will also be looking to win gold in the 200m event as well as the 400m event.

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Jerung putih berjaya tewaskan juara Olimpik dunia

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Bayangkan anda sedang berenang di dalam laut, menikmati pemandangan indah di dalam laut atau sekadar bergembira bersama rakan-rakan. Tiba-tiba anda nampak satu sirip timbul dan menuju ke arah anda. Seekor ikan jerung sedang menuju ke arah anda! Adakah anda mampu untuk berenang lebih pantas dari ikan jerung berkenaan untuk melarikan diri dan menyelamatkan nyawa anda?

Itulah yang dilakukan oleh bintang renang dunia, Michael Phelps dalam satu rancangan dokumentari yang diterbitkan oleh Discovery Channel, sempena Shark Week.

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Phelps bersama sekumpulan pakar sains telah cuba merekod kelajuan beberapa jenis ikan jerung dan kemudian kelajuan pemenang pingat emas Olimpik itu untuk melihat siapa lebih laju.

Kelajuan dua jenis ikan jerung, ‘reef shark’ dan ‘hammerhead’, telah direkod untuk dibandingkan dengan kelajuan Michael Phelps.

Untuk merekod kelajuan Phelps, perenang berkenaan berenang di laut terbuka dengan bantuan monofin yang membantu kakinya sama seperti bagaimana ekor ikan jerung membantu mereka berenang.

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Dalam perlumbaan dengan jarak 50 meter itu, Phelps berada di tempat kedua dengan catatan masa 18.7 saat, menewaskan ikan jerung jenis ‘reef shark’ yang mencatat 18.9 saat, tetapi ditinggalkan jauh oleh ikan jerung jenis ‘hammerhead’ yang mencatat 15.1 saat.

Phelps juga bertanding menentang pemangsa paling hebat, Ikan jerung putih (Great white) tetapi dengan jarak 100 meter berbanding 50 meter. Namun, Phelps juga berada dalam situasi sukar kerana perlu berenang di Teluk Mossel, Afrika Selatan di mana airnya lebih sejuk dan keruh.

Dalam perlumbaan tersebut, seperti dijangka Phelps tewas selepas mencatat masa 38.1 saat berbanding jerung putih yang mencatat 38.1 saat.

Sama seperti semangatnya di Sukan Olimpik, nampaknya Phelps tidak berpuas hati dan mahu berlumba lagi cuma kali ini di air yang lebih hangat.

Oh ya, kepada anda yang risau dengan keselamatan Phelps, dia tidak benar-benar berenang dengan jerung di dalam air, tetapi seorang diri sambil ditemani jerung yang disimulasi. Kelajuan jerung ini semuanya sudah direkod lebih awal sebelum Phelps berenang.