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Siow wins third gold at SEA Games

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Siow wins third gold at SEA Games

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — University of Arkansas swimmer Yi-Ting Siow set a Southeast Asia Games record Sunday for the third time in as many events, winning her third gold medal of the 10-day, multi-sport event in Laos in the 200-meter breaststroke.

The senior’s time of 2 minutes, 30.35 seconds eclipsed her own previous record of 2:31.90 set at the 2001 games.

“I just want to remain positive in my outing here,” Siow told Malaysian news agency Bernama.com. “I have set my target to win as many medals as I can. As for now, I have won three gold medals and to win more would be great.”

Earlier in the games, Siow won gold Thursday in the 200m individual medley and Friday in the 100m breaststroke while setting Malaysian and Southeast Asia Games records in both events.

Arkansas junior Erica Totten, representing the Philippines, finished fourth in the 200m and 800m freestyle, narrowly missing the bronze medal in each. The junior posted a career-best time of 2:03.97 in the 200m freestyle, establishing a new Philippine national record.

For more information about Arkansas’ swimming and diving team, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

Associated Press, Southeast Asia, and Bernama.com also contributed to this story.



Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)