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Amanda and Lionel shine on last day of swimming finals

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Amanda and Lionel shine on last day of swimming finals

22 June, 2014   Jaime Padilla

Amanda Lim

Amanda Lim of Singapore clinched the gold medal in the 50m freestyle. (Photo by Sport Singapore/ Stanley Cheah)


The sixth and final day of the swimming finals at the TYR South East Asian Championship sizzled the crowd with exhilarating swim finishes here at the OCBC Aquatic Centre. Vietnam took the most 1st place finishes with 12 gold medals, 4 silvers and 4 bronze.  Singapore though had the largest medal tally with a total of 38 medals - 11 golds, 15 silvers and 12 bronzes.


For tonight's first event, Singapore's Amanda Lim continued to dominate the 50m Freestyle with a time of 25.74 sec, just 0.03 sec short of the meet record. Coming in second was Singapore's Marina Chan (26.00 sec) while Thailand's Natthanan Junkrajang placed third (26.35 sec).


In the Men's 50m Breaststroke, Singapore checked in with another one-two finish.  Lionel Khoo (below) and Darrin Lim took home the gold and silver with a time of 28.93 sec and 29.40 sec respectively. Thailand's Matjiur Rakomyos bagged the bronze medal, clocking in at 29.45 sec.


Lionel Khoo

(Photo by Sport Singapore/ Stanley Cheah)


Meanwhile, Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Anh Vien had a sensational swim breaking the Asian meet record by 1.10 sec with the time of 2.12.74. Indonesia's Yessy Yosaputra got silver with the time of 2.18.57 and Benjaporn Sriphanomthorn of Thailand snared bronze with the time of 2.22.34.

Vietnam's Nhat Lam Quang easily acquired the 1500m Freestyle gold with a time of 15.48.26. Nhat took command from the start and never looked back. Fadlan Prawira of Indonesia took silver (15.52.51), while Zhen Ren Teo of Singapore snared third place (16.04.70).


The Women's 200 individual medley showcased another stunning performance for Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Anh Vien at the time of 2.14.58. The star of the night grabbed 2 golds both swimming to a record breaking time. Thailand's Pawapotako Phiangkhwan and Sarisa Suwannachet took silver and bronze with the time of 2.18.36 and 2.19.19, respectively.

An exciting 4x100m Medley relay closed out the evening with the Indonesia team breaking meet record by 0.54 sec with the clock of 3.44.45. Singapore placed second with silver at the time of 3.49.38. Vietnam team came in third and got bronze at 3.51.21.