SEA Games: Welson breaks Schooling record in 4x200m freestyle relay defeat

By Seng Foo 25 August 2017 6562
SEA Games: Welson breaks Schooling record in 4x200m freestyle relay defeat
Although Malaysia finished third in men's 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2017 SEA Games on Thursday, Welson Sim swam away with yet another record.

Just a day after matching Joseph Schooling's time (1:47.79s) in 200m freestyle, he claimed the record outright when he clocked 1:47.36s as the first swimmer, which gave Malaysia a temporary 1.20s lead.

Unfortunately for the 20-year-old, he could not celebrate his new record with a gold medal as Singapore pulled away in the remaining legs to win in 7:18.94s, more than six seconds ahead of Vietnam (7:25.32s) and Malaysia (7:26.91s).

Malaysia's other swimmers in the race were Yeap Zheng Yang, Lim Ching Hwang and Keith Lim Kit Sern.
 


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