Swimmers unhappy they’re not allowed back into the pools

Gyms, snooker centres and indoor sports venues like futsal and badminton courts can reopen from next Monday. However, all swimming pools, even those at residential condominiums, remain off limits. And those in the swimming industry can’t help but feel let down by the situation. The Youth and Sports Ministry have only given an exemption to swimmer Welson Sim to train at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil as he is under the Road to Tokyo programme. He will have Sebastian Soon and Khiew Hoe Yean for company and sparring.…

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Surprise, surprise!

SWIMMER Phee Jinq En finished third in the 200m breaststroke final. And she was all smiles.After all, the event was just a warm-up for her and she had done exceptionally well in it before the real task of delivering gold begins tonight. The 22-year-old showed she is in good form heading into her sprint events with the bronze at the New Clark City Aquatic Centre last night. She was fifth going into the final lap and a last-gasp push saw her touching home in 2:32.38. The 19-year-old Christie Chue of…

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