KUALA LUMPUR: National swimmer Phee Jinq En (Picture) is still not happy with her performance after winning gold in the women’s 100m breaststroke at the 2023 Malaysian Open Swimming Championships that started today.
The 25-year-old, who represents the Selangor Amateur Swimming Federation, won first place with a time of 1 minute 10.06 seconds(s), beating second-placed Taiwanese swimmer Chieh Yu Hung (1:10.39s) and his Compatriot Tan Rou Xin of the Johor Amateur Swimming Association (1:12.26) at the National Aquatic Center in Bukit Jalil.
Jing En, who already qualified in Category A for the Cambodia Southeast Asian Games (SEA) in May, expressed concern that there weren’t many competitions she could enter to test her skills.
“I think everything is going very well compared to last year… I was riding quite slower, now I’m working harder and gaining confidence so it’s a good progress.
“Even though I’m happy to win today, I have mixed feelings as I’m worried about the Cambodia SEA Games which is only two months away, but there aren’t many championships to play in.
“Maybe this is the only one for me before I go straight to the games,” she told reporters here today.
Malaysia 2022 Games (Sukma) three-time gold medalist Jayden Tan won the men’s 400m freestyle with a time of 3:56.92s ahead of Syria’s Omar Abbas (4:00.60s) and the Taiwanese Guo Ting Huang (4.01.83 seconds). .
Unfortunately, his first-place finish was not enough for Jayden to qualify for the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan this July, nor for the Cambodia SEA Games, as his record time exceeded the qualifying time set for both championships.
“I really want to go to the SEA Games in Category A but I missed by a few seconds today but I’m hoping to secure the place in the 200 men’s medley this Monday,” he said. -Bernama
https://www.thesundaily.my/sport/jinq-en-not-still-raring-to-go-after-gold-medal-win-JF10738717 Jinq En is not still ready to go after winning the gold medal