SEA Games: Welson wins gold, breaks record in men's 400m freestyle

By Seng Foo 21 August 2017
SEA Games: Welson wins gold, breaks record in men's 400m freestyle
Welson Sim won gold in the men's 400m freestyle final at the 2017 SEA Games on Monday, breaking the record he set in Singapore two years ago at the same time.

After clocking 3:56.20s in this morning's heat, the Sarawakian swam even faster in the final with a time of 3:50.26s, easily surpassing his old record of 3:53.97s and defending his gold medal.

For the record, the fastest time in Asia is 3:40.14s set by Sun Yang of China in 2012, while the world record of 3:40.07s belongs to German swimmer Paul Biedermann.

Indonesia's Aflah Fadlan Prawira ‚Äč(3:54.15s) and Vietnam's Nguyen Huu Kim Son (3:54.20s) came second and third respectively, while compatriot Yeap Zheng Yang (4:00.98s) finished seventh.

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