From Ahmad Muliady Abdul Majid
NANJING, Aug 21 (Bernama) -- National junior swimmer Yap Siew Hui who is competing in the Youth Olympic Games (YOG 2014) denied claims that athletes in the Malaysian contingent were merely on a 'holiday' in Nanjing, here.
"Contrary to the perception of people out there, we (Malaysian athletes) have a major task here. We are trying our best to win but it is almost impossible to win against world class swimmers from 205 countries," she told Bernama.
However, despite her claims, Siew Hui who competed in the women's 100m Butterfly today managed only fifth place in her Heats with a time of 1:02.96s, failing to even better her personal best time of 1:01.71s that she had achieved at the 50th MILO/PRAM Invitational Age Group championships in Kuala Lumpur four months ago.
Another swimmer who saw action today in the men's 100m Freestyle, Lim Ching Hwang, also finished in fifth place with a time of 51.64s, and failed to move on to the next round.
Siew Hui claimed that probably luck was not on their side as she and the rest of the athletes had tried their level best in every competition.....