Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Swimming Squad Complete Malaysia's Three Gold Target At ISG On Second Day


PALEMBANG, Sept 24 (Bernama) -- National swimmers Yap See Tuan and Yap Siew Hui fulfilled Malaysia's three-gold medal target on the second day of the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) when they each contributed one gold medal at the Jakabaring Aquatics Centre today.

Malaysia had set a three-gold medal target, two from swimming and one from karate at the games.

Yap See Tuan won the men's 200m breastroke with a time of 2:18.16 seconds, one second ahead of silver medalist Mohamed Gadallh of Egypt who clocked 2:20.17's.

The bronze medal for the event went to Turkish swimmer, Alpkan Ornek who finished in 2:20.89's.

Yap, from Kuantan, Pahang said he was elated with today's victory and described it as a helpful stint before the SEA Games in Myanmar in mid-December.

He hoped to add another medal irrespective of its colour in the men's 100m breastroke tomorrow.

Yap said after the ISG outing he would continue training for SEA Games even though the final list of swimmers had not been issued by the association.

"I hope to be drafted for the SEA Games," he told Bernama .

Meanwhile, Yap Siew Hui clinched a gold medal in the women's 100m butterfly clocking 1:02.19's.

The silver and bronze medals in the event were won by Turkish swimmers, Esra Kubra Kacmaz in 1:02.60s and Ayse Yazici (1:04.02's) respectively.

Yap Siew Hui said she did not expect to win a gold medal today and the victory was a bonus for her effort.

"I am happy with the win today and hope to repeat the success in Myanmar," she said.

The national swimming squad also contributed two silver today through Khoo Cai Lin in the women's 200m freestyle and Nadia Adriana Redza Goh in the women's 400m freestyle.

From Ahmad Muliady Abdul Majid -- BERNAMA

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