Asean Para Games: Swimmer Theresa Goh takes gold in 100m breaststroke

Theresa Goh won her 30th overall APG medal by winning the SB4 100m breaststroke at the Kuala Lumpur APG.
Theresa Goh won her 30th overall APG medal by winning the SB4 100m breaststroke at the Kuala Lumpur APG.PHOTO: STEFANUS IAN/SPORT SINGAPORE
 Theresa Goh won her 30th overall APG medal by winning the SB4 100m breaststroke at the Kuala Lumpur APG.
Theresa Goh won her 30th overall APG medal by winning the SB4 100m breaststroke at the Kuala Lumpur APG.STEFANUS IAN/SPORT SINGAPORE
 Theresa Goh won her 30th overall APG medal by winning the SB4 100m breaststroke at the Kuala Lumpur APG.
Theresa Goh won her 30th overall APG medal by winning the SB4 100m breaststroke at the Kuala Lumpur APG.PHOTO: MATTHEW MOHAN/SPORT SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - Veteran para-swimmer Theresa Goh won her first gold at the Kuala Lumpur Asean Para Games in her pet event, the SB4 100m breaststroke on Wednesday (Sept 20).

The 30-year-old clocked 2min 4.16sec to win the race, finishing ahead of Danh Thi My Thanh of Vietnam (2:28.24) and Nopparat Tanbut of Thailand (2:44.89).

Goh also won a silver in the 100m S6 freestyle on Monday.

Her victory at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil increased her medal haul to 30 golds, one silver and one bronze earned across all nine editions of the APG she has competed in. She is Singapore's most bemedalled athlete at the biennial Games.

Goh admitted she has been feeling slightly unwell. But she added: "30th gold for the 30-year-old... that's a cherry on the cake.

"I'm always kind of nervous every time before my race, no matter what the previous Games were like."

A year ago, Goh earned her first Paralympic Games medal - a bronze - on her fourth appearance when she swam in the same event at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Goh and fellow Paralympian Yip Pin Xiu was slated to take part at the Sept 30-Oct 6 World Para Swimming Championships held in Mexico City, but the event has now been postponed following a devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit on Tuesday.