DSA Swim Team return from PIAG with 66 medals and new Meet Record
The DSA Swim Team had a great exposure at one of their first appearances at the Perak Invitational Age Group Swimming Championship at Ipoh, Perak. Held on 20-22 July, the Meet had over 480 swimmers from 29 swimming clubs across the country.
DSA Swimmers had a superb performance across all the events getting a total of 66 medals, which included 26 Golds and just fell short of few medals from the champions and top spot. Georgene Wee Ee Jern, a long time champion was outstanding with her events collecting 5 Golds and 1 Silver in her individual events and also a New Meet Record in the 800m Freestyle beating her personal best timing also. Misa Okuzono, who is no stranger to podium finishes also racked up another 4 Golds to the DSA tally. Tan Zhi Jian had a collection of 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronzes while Woo Seungmin, Annis Hiew and Arniesh Chai Sashheedran contributed 2 more Golds each. Other impressive performances included Sean Goh Min Chang with 1 Gold, 1 Silver, Chong Xin Lin with a staggering 9 Silvers, Chung Ze Xuan and Olivia Cheong Kah Yan who won 2 Silvers and a Bronze each. A detailed list of the medals and winners are in the table below.
A high point of the teams’ outstanding spirit and competition was at the Relay events with a podium finish at almost every single Relay event. At the Girls 13-14 yrs 4×100 M Freestyle, swimmer Amira Nur Elyssa who was recovering from a knee injury, still managed to complete her leg of the relay, earlier started by Madeleine Wong Jian Mei and Olivia Cheong Kah Yan. Anchor Georgene Wee pushed her limit to secure the Silver for the team in a dazzling display of team spirit and sportsmanship, no doubt. A big round of applause for all the team members who gave their best at the event, and also to the strong support of the parents and coaches who have brought them this far and going beyond. It is almost the latter half of the swimming calendar with all focus now on the big events coming up at the end of the year. We wish the young swimmers the best of luck and health for the Meet ahead! March on Team DSA!