Malaysia’s Magdalene, Kai Yi win silver at SE Asia Open Water Swimming Championships in Putrajaya Lake 

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 2 — Youthful national swimmer Magdalene Lau did well in her to start with visual appearance in open up drinking water competitors by winning silver at the South-east Asia Open up Drinking water Swimming Championships (SEAOWSC) in the Putrajaya Lake currently.

The Sarawak-born swimmer concluded the women’s five-kilometre race for the 16-17 age team with a time of 1 hr 3 min 48.4 sec in the inaugural championships.

Thai swimmer Catherine Sherratt gained the 3-lap race with a time of 1:03:33.07s while Singaporean Ashkey Ng arrived in 3rd in 1:04:18.2s.

Magdalene’s silver medal effort place her in fifth place total when mixed with contributors in 3 other groups, particularly 14-15 several years, 18-19 decades and 20 decades and higher than (open).

“I did not be expecting to be up on the podium for the reason that I have just ventured into the open water willpower not too long ago and this is my to start with competiton.

“I will surely treasure this medal, which arrived on my debut in symbolizing the region,” she stated in a statement.

A further Malaysian swimmer, Lim Kai Yi, also gave a commendable effectiveness, successful silver in the exact class for males.

The Perak-born athlete clocked 59:04.6s to end guiding winner Nitis Natesawang of Thailand (58:51.6s), although yet another Thai swimmer, Piampan Piamkum, settled for bronze with a time of 59:08.9s.

“I managed to conquer my individual very best by four minutes but it was predicted due to the fact I experienced competed in open up sea before.

“I want to be as fantastic as my ‘sifu’ Kevin Yeap (2017 SEA Game titles gold medallist) and observe in his footsteps. I hope my podium finish at the Southeast Asian amount will be a stepping stone for potential championships,” he included.

SEAOWSC began nowadays and will continue with the 10km race tomorrow. — Bernama