DSA Swimmer Yap Yong Jie interviewed by Chinese newspaper
It was young Yong Jie’s turn to be in the limelight as the champion swimmer was interviewed for an article in the widely circulated Sin Chew newspaper in KL, Malaysia. Yap Yong Jie was chosen for his outstanding performance through the Meets over the year and also to share some of the experiences of his swimming journey.
Yap Yong Jie had started learning swimming at the tender age of 3 and half years old and by the time he turned 6, was already representing swim clubs in competitions. At the age of 7yrs, when he was still in primary school in Standard one, SJK at Choong Wen, KL, Yong Jie won a bronze at the State Swimming Meet. In 2014 when in standard two, he went on to win an outstanding 5 Golds in the Boys 10 years and under age group in the KL Meets and securing the award of the Best Swimmer overall. Between 2016 and 2018, Yong Jie consistently won numerous Golds in many KL Swim Meets and in 2018 March, he represented KL at the Melaka Meets. Here he won a massive 6 Golds and 6 Silvers while also breaking the Meet record in the 200m Individual Medley. He was awarded the distinction of the Best Boy overall at the Meet.
Congratulations to Yap Yong Jie and wish all the more success and a bright future ahead.