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 NEWS 14/09/2001
Swimming competition concludes with an upset

Swimming competition concludes with an upset

KUALA LUMPUR Sept 13 - Myanmar staged an upset on the final day today of the SEA Games swimming competition which saw Thailand maintain its domination in the sport.

Moe Thu Aung outswam Joscelin Yeo of Singapore in the 50 m freestyle to establish herself as the new sprint queen of the pool in the SEA Games, clocking 00:26.34s to win the only gold medal for Myanmar in swimming.

Joscelin, who had left Moe in second place in the 100m freestyle and 100 m butterfly events, took the silver medal in 00:26.41s while team mate Jacqueline Lim won the bronze in 00:26.79s.

Thailand completed the swimming competition by winning 12 of the 32 golds offered, just one short of the 13 they had amassed in the last SEA Games in Brunei in 1999.

Malaysian swimmers wound up their challenge in the pool by winning three gold medals today, and bring their haul in the sport to nine, the best ever after 12 years.

Butterfly specialist Anthony Ang gave the host their first gold in the sport today when he won the 200 m butterfly event in a record 2:01.81s, obliterating the old mark of 2:02.06s set by Albert Sutanto of Indonesia at the Brunei games.

Ang, who had won the 100 m butterfly event, fought off a challenge from Singapore's Gan Wei Ming to regain the title that had eluded him in the last SEA Games. Wei Ming was second in 2:05.14s and middle distance swimmer Dieung Anak Manggang third in 2:05.70s.

Ang then teamed up with Asian Games gold medallist Lim Keng Liat, Elvin Chia and Allen Ong to retain the gold medal for Malaysia in the 4x100 m medley relay for the third time.

They swept to victory in 3:46.29s but failed to shatter their own mark of 3:45.61s set in Brunei. Singapore and Indonesia took the silver and bronze respectively.

Inspired by Siow Yi Ting's victory in the women's 200 m breaststroke yesterday, Malaysia's Sia Wai Yen pushed herself to the limit to take the gold medal in the women's 400 m individual medley today. Her arch-rival, Thailand's Ravee Intropn-Udom, had to be content with the silver medal while Jenny Guerero of the Philippines took the bronze.

Singapore won two gold medals today, through Mark Chay in the men's 200 m freestyle and Christel Bouvron in the women's 200 m butterfly, to take their total tally in the sport in this games to eight.

 
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