Tuesday, April 13

Miri conquers Brunei age-group swim meet


STANDING TALL: Coach Mandu (right) with some of Masa’s swimmers taking part in the 21st Brunei Age-Group Swimming Championship.

MIRI: The Miri Division Amateur Swimming Association (Masa) did Sarawak proud when they emerged champion in the 21st Brunei Age-Group Swimming Championship from April 26 to 28.

The team collected the most number of gold medals and medals – 38 gold, 30 silver and 10 bronze – 14 more gold medals than next rival, ISB Swimming Club, Brunei.

Two Sarawak swimmers and another swimmer from Masa were also among the 10 recipients of the Best Swimmer Award.

The two state swimmers, Alister Lee and Leong Wan Yin, took home 11 gold and five gold medals respectively. Miri’s Chin Xue Kang collected four gold medals.

“This is the best achievement so far and all our 22 swimmers did their best after training diligently under coach Mandu. Last year we didn’t take part,” said the Masa spokesperson to thesundaypost yesterday.

The Masa team was led by William Lee as team manager and Mandu Nyungkan as team coach.

Another team from Miri, Miri Swimming Academy, grabbed a total of 16 medals (10 gold, two silver and four bronze).

A total of 215 swimmers from twelve swim clubs in Brunei and Miri took part in the three-day championship held at the National Swimming Pool of Hassanal Bolkiah National Sport Complex.

They competed in 139 individual and six relay events.

The championship was organised by Brunei Amateur Swimming Association in collaboration with the Department of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, and the Department of Co-Curricular Education, Department of Schools, Ministry of Education.