Thursday, January 09, 2014

National Swimmers Targeting National Records At Commonwealth, Asian Games

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 (Bernama) -- Two national elite swimmers, Daniel Bego and Christina Loh Yen Ling are determined to break national records at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland and the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Christina, who collected two gold medals at the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar, hopes to reach the finals at both meets despite knowing it will not be easy.

"I hope to do well in both Games and create new records in the 100m breaststroke," she said when met by reporters at an appreciation ceremony for SEA Games athletes in Myanmar, by Kenny Rogers Roasters, here today.

At the Myanmar Games in December, Christina clinched the gold medal in the 100m and 200m breaststroke.

She said her performance was not satisfactory in the beginning of last year but her form gradually improved at the Third Islamic Solidarity Games in Palembang in September and later in Myanmar.

Christina said for the time being, she has not being informed of the plan for two Games as her coach Paul Birmingham had not fully recovered from dengue fever.

Daniel Bego also intends to break the 400m freestyle national record and hopes to put up his best performance at both Games.

"Even though after this I will be busy with my studies, my focus is on the two major events and I hope to do well,"said Daniel, who will studying physiotherapy at a private college soon.

-- BERNAMA

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