MEDALS will likely be laborious to come back by for our swimmers as Vietnam and Singapore are anticipated to lock horns to see who will rule the pool.
Primarily based on the seedings launched yesterday, Khiew Hoe Yean (pic) and Phee Jinq En are the one Malaysians who stand an opportunity of delivering the gold medals.
Hoe Yean has a shot at profitable the 200m backstroke as he had clocked the quickest time this 12 months.
The 20-year-old set 2:00.80 within the Malaysian Open final 12 months to interrupt Alex Lim Keng Liat’s earlier nationwide report of two:00.94 that stood for greater than 20 years.
Keng Liat set the mark when he gained silver on the 1998 Asian Video games in Bangkok.The gold medal is up for grabs after three-time winner Quah Zheng Wen opted out of the occasion. The Singaporean gained the occasion from 2015 to 2019 and is now focusing solely within the relays.
Hoe Yean took bronze in his 2019 Video games debut within the Philippines. He additionally stands an opportunity to be on the rostrum within the 200m and 400m freestyle.
The Kuala Lumpur lad is ranked third and second quickest for the 200m (1:48.77) and 400m (3:50.52).
Welson Sim gained the occasions when Kuala Lumpur hosted the 2017 Video games.
However at the moment the Sarawakian is barely ranked fifth and sixth quickest for the 200m (1:49.24) and 400m (3:57.88).
Lady breaststroke specialist Jinq En was a double gold medallist within the Philippines however must stave off robust threats from youthful and quicker rivals.
One among them is Singapore’s Letitia Sim, who is barely 19 and based mostly in america.
She has the quickest time of 1:07.86 within the 100m breaststroke whereas Jinq En, 25, begins her fourth Video games marketing campaign along with her nationwide report of 1:08.40, which she clocked on the Tokyo Olympics final 12 months.
Within the 50m breaststroke, Jinq En has the quickest time (31.40) forward of Thailand’s Jenjira Srisa-Ard (31.41).
However that’s simply on paper.
With an ideal begin, everybody stands an opportunity of profitable the one-lap race.
On the final Video games. Singapore topped the standings with 23-10-4 adopted by Vietnam (10-6-9) and Malaysia (2-2-3).