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Jakarta Post

More records broken at pool

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, December 18 2011   /  11:28 am

Five more ASEAN records have been broken by Indonesian swimmers at the 6th ASEAN Para Games on Saturday, with the host leading the medal hunt at the second day of the swimming competition at the Tirtamoyo Swimming pool in Surakarta (Solo), Central Java.

Of 26 golds contested in swimming in the second day, Indonesia grabbed eight, while Thailand and Vietnam each won seven.

Thailand is still at the top of the overall medal tally with 58 gold, 37 silver and 32 bronze, followed by the host with 38-43-41, Malaysia took over Vietnam’s third position with 21-17-15. Timor Leste is the only country that has not yet won a medal.

The five new Games records were set by Muhamad Samsi, Fitridmi, Rahmayana, Steven Sualang and Gusmalayanti. Muhamad Samsi clocked 34.24 seconds to break the men’s 50 meters breaststroke ID record of 37.90s previously set by Lawrence Tay Wei of Si...