Monday, 13 November 2017

41st SEA Age Group Swimming Championships 2017

The 41st SEA Age Group Swimming Championships was held at the National Aquatics Centre in Berakas, Brunei Darussalam from November 10 to 12.

Nine countries were present at this swimming competition including depending champion Vietnam which in last year's edition in Bangkok raked 39 gold, 39 silver and 27 bronze medals.

At the end of the competition, Vietnam maintain their supremacy in the pool collecting 51 gold, 27 silver and 13 bronze medals.
Indonesia came second best with 19 gold, 24 silver and 14 bronze while Thailand complete the top-three with their haul of 16 gold, 21 silver and 29 bronze.

Singapore in fourth place overall with 8 gold, 21 silver and 24 bronze medals just ahead of Malaysia who won 8 gold but with 5 silver and 17 bronze medals.

The Philippines who will host the 42nd edition next year collected  four gold, nine silver and eight bronze.

(For results, click DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3)

Below are the best swimmer awarded at the end of the competition at the Parkview Hotel in Jerudong.
  • Group 1 (Boys' 16-18 years old) Nguyen Huy Hoang of Vietnam
  • Group 1 (Girls' 16-18 years old) Vu Thi Phuong Anh of Vietnam
  • Group 2 (Boys' 14-15 years old) Nguyen Huu Kim Son of Vietnam  
  • Group 2 (Girls' 14-15 years old) Azzahra Permatahani of Indonesia
  • Group 3 (Boys' 13 years old & under) Darren Lew of Malaysia
  • Group 3 (Girls' 13 years old & under) Do Ngoc Que Tran of Vietnam

Below are the records broken at this year's competition.
  • Thailand’s Chermas Kao Wiriyattana set a new record in the girls 13 & under 100m backstroke event on 1:06.52. It beat the old time of 1:07.38 by Indonesia’s Olivia Fernandez produced back in 2010.
  • Azzahra Permathani of Indonesia swam a time of 2:20.85 in the girls 14-15 200m IM to smash the old record of 2:22.05 by Ang Vien Nguyen Thi from June 2011.
  • Thailand’s Kamonchanok Kwanmuang produced a time of 2:23.40 in the girls 13 & under 200m IM to beat Sarisa Suwannachet’s time by 0.25s from June 2010.
  • Indonesia’s Adinda Larasati Dewi equalled the record by Sapianchai Kornkarnjana of Thailand in the girls’ 16-18 100m butterfly event with a time of 1:01.94.
The competition acts as a qualifier for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.