ZHENG YONG TARGETS IPOH
Swimmer wants to ensure progress continues with Malaysia Games medal next year
ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL firstname.lastname@example.org satisfied, but I will not be rushing to the next level. My focus will be to target a medal in the Malaysia Games next year,” said Zheng Yong, of SMJK Yok Bin.
“I made my Malaysia Games debut in Sarawak last year, where I qualified for the 200m butterfly final, but did not register a medal. My target will be to take home a medal next year, but I will take it slowly.”
Selangor emerged the overall champion of the meet with a whopping haul of 39 gold, 25 silver and 25 bronze medals, thanks in no small part to feats like Nadia Adrianna Redza who bagged six titles in the Under-18 girls section.
Nadia, 17, completed her haul by bagging the 400m freestyle ahead of teammate Rosalind Pang, in a time of 4:30.86s, just two seconds off the meet record set by Lai Wei Li in 2009.
She also combined with Rosalind, Fatin Amira Ahmad Hadri and Liew Chern Xin to bag the 4x100m freestyle gold, the Selangor quartet completing their domination of the relays after also bagging the 4x100m medley.
En route to her distance events individual gold medals, Nadia was hardly pushed by the competition, winning the 200m and 400m IM, and 200m
breaststroke by comfortable margins with the 400m freestyle yesterday seeing Rosalind arrive nine seconds adrift.
Diving closed accounts with Sarawak’s Elisha Rania Abrial Rajagopal making a big splash, dominating the 1m and 3m springboard with far superior scores against the competition.
She scored a total of 168.40 in the 1m springboard with closest rival Celeste Lee of Kuala Lumpur second with 147.90 points, while in the 3m springboard Elisha scored 194.4 points to Celeste’s 166.35.
RESULTS — Boys Under-12, 4x50m freestyle: 1 Sabah (Loo Yie Cheng, Leo Magus Engelbert, Jay Lo, Samuel Ng) 1:58.94s, 2 Selangor (Arniesh Chai, Goh Li Hen, Teoh Kar Chuan, Whisky Chew) 2:00.90s, 3 Penang (Kuang Kai Wen, Loh Ming Her, Thong Kang Ning, Tong Yu Jing) 2:02.99s; Under-15 — 200m butterfly: 1 Low Zheng Yong (Mal) 2:09.95s, 2 Koh Teck Chen (KL) 2:12.31s, 3 Nicholas Gan (Joh) 2:18.06s; 4x100m freestyle: 1 Kuala Lumpur (Lim Hong Shern, Koh Teck Chen, Lee Jia Jing, Khiew Hoe Yean) 3:49.57s, 2 Sarawak (Muhammad Naqeb Rosli, Adrian Chua, Chin Xue Kang, Hii Puong Wei) 3:52.41s, 3 Johor (Pang Qi Zhen, Wong
Fu Liang, Kek Wei Xian, Nicholas Gan) 3:52.62s; Under18 — 400m freestyle: 1 Tan Tsien Ee (Sel) 4:13.88s, 2 Khiew Hoe Yean (KL)
4:15.02s, 3 Terence Ng (Sel) 4:15.03s; 200m butterfly: 1 Low Ken Ji (Kul) 2:11.52s, 2 Sebastian Soon (Sel) 2:11.64s, 3 Tan Tsien Ee (Sel) 2:11.86s; 4x100m freestyle: 1 Selangor (Tan Tsien Ee, Lim Zi Win, Brandon Goh, Terence Ng) 3:39.37s, 2 Kuala Lumpur (Chew Chee Ming, Ng Kai Wen, Low Ken Ji, Iqmal Mukhlis) 3:39.38s, 3 Sarawak (Zachary Adam Tan, Kilian Ung, Hii Puong Hou, Patrick Lau) 3:43.94s.
Girls — Under-12, 4x50m freestyle: 1 Penang (Hooy Jia Yee, Regina Cheong, Jesslyn Lim, Song Joe Han) 2:04.15s, 2 Kuala Lumpur (Law Li Wei, Teo Sze Hui, Dian Isandra, Anna Lau) 2:07.37s, 3 Selangor (Mabel Ho, Wong Yu Xuan, Lim Yu Jie, Teh Tzi Lin) 2:08.22s; Under-15 — 200m butterfly: 1 Ong Yong Qi (Joh) 2:25.21s, 2 Angelina Chan (Sel) 2:26.10s,
3 Lim Shun Qi (Sel) 2:36.03s; 4x100m freestyle: 1 Selangor (Elise Wong, Angelina Chan, Nessa Yip, Lim Shun Qi) 4:11.30s, 2 Kuala Lumpur (Christy Teh, Chelsea Lee, Erin Eu Lakshmanan, Geogene Wee) 4:17.89s, 3 Johor (Leong Jia Yee, Thian Xiao Yun, Armelle Soon, Ong Yong Qi) 4:20.74s;
Under-18 — 400m freestyle: 1 Nadia Adrianna Redza (Sel) 4:30.86s, 2 Rosalind Pang (Sel) 4:39.67s, 3 Goh Chia Tong (Mal) 4:44.52s; 200m butterfly: 1 Rosalind Pang (Sel) 2:30.71s, 2 Lo Meng Sum (Sab) 2:35.15s, 3 Cindy Tai (Kul) 2:35.63s; 4x100m freestyle: 1 Selangor (Nadia Adrianna Redza, Fatin Amira Ahmad Hadri, Rosalind Pang, Liew Chern Xin) 4:08.79s, 2 Kuala Lumpur (Nurlatiffa Zahra, Cindy Tai, Karla Lim, Alia Salleh) 4:15.23s, 3 Penang (Ong Zhi Chin, Kang Hui Lynn, Ashley Too, Elynn Tan) 4:19.35s.
Low Zheng Yong with his seven gold medals at the Malaysian Schools Sports Council Swimming Championships in Malacca.