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Singapore tops medal table at the Mizuno 38th Southeast Asian Age Swimming Championships 2014

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Singapore tops medal table at the Mizuno 38th Southeast Asian Age Swimming Championships 2014

09 June, 2014   Elizabeth Tan

Mizuno 38th Southeast Asian Age Swimming Championships 2014

The swimmers from Singapore got a record 44 gold medals at this year's Mizuno 38th Southeast Asian Age Swimming Championships 2014. (Photo by VoxCommz)


The Republic’s swimmers took an unprecedented 44 gold medal haul at this year’s Mizuno 38th Southeast Asian Age Swimming Championships 2014 presented by Volkswagen. Vietnam and Thailand were next with 19 and 16 golds respectively.


Singapore’s relay teams were also in top form sweeping all 6 relay golds of the meet held at the Singapore Sports School. Of the six relay golds – five were new meet records in the Girls 18 and Under 800m freestyle, Girls 18 and Under 400m freestyle, Girls 18 and Under 400 medley, Boys 18 and Under 400 free and Boys 18 and Under 400 medley.

Topping the Girls 14-15 age group was Christie May Chue Mun Ee who bagged a total of 6 gold medals. Three were individual golds in the 50 Breast, 100m Breast and 200m free. She also contributed strongly in the relay team which took 3 gold medals. She added on 2 silvers in the 100m and 400m free with a bronze in the 50m free.

Making an impact in the 16-18 age group was Nur Marina Chan Shi Min (below) who also played a pivotal role in the girls Under 18 relay team winning 3 gold medals there. She broke two meet records - in the 50m fly in a new record of 27.91secs. (old 28.41) and 100m free finishing off in a strong 56.87secs (old 58.06). Her third individual gold came in the 50m free. Marina also added a silver to her tally in the 200m free. 


Mizuno 38th Southeast Asian Age Swimming Championships 2014
(Photo by VoxCommz)



Darren Chua Yi Shou, Dylan Koo Longhai and Francis Fong Jia Yi finished top three respectively in the 14-15 age group for Boys.

Darren (below) finished with a personal tally of 7 gold medals of which 4 were individual and 3 were relay medals. He won gold in the 200m individual medley, 200m free, 50m free and 100m free. 

Mizuno 38th Southeast Asian Age Swimming Championships 2014

(Photo by VoxCommz)



Dylan Koo (below) was also impressive setting a new meet record in the 200m fly in a time of 2:05.66 (old 2:08.06). He finished with a personal tally of 4 golds and one silver medal to his name. 

Mizuno 38th Southeast Asian Age Swimming Championships 2014

(Photo by VoxCommz)


Thirteen year old Maximillian Ang will also be one to watch topping the 13 and under boys with three individual golds, one silver and two bronzes.

The most be-medalled athlete of the meet and certainly one to watch in the years to come is Vien Nguyen Thi Anh (below). The 18 year old Vietnamese girl set nine new records. 

Mizuno 38th Southeast Asian Age Swimming Championships 2014

(Photo by VoxCommz)



Twenty-three of the Singapore swimmers who took part in this weekend’s competition will also be seen at the upcoming TYR 2nd Southeast Asian Swimming Championships presented by Yakult, to be held from 14 to 24 June 2014 in Singapore.