Asean Para Games: Swimmer Toh Wei Soong captures his second gold in Kuala Lumpur

Toh Wei Soong posted 29.79 seconds to set a new meet record and win his second gold of the Kuala Lumpur Games on Sept 21, 2017.
Toh Wei Soong posted 29.79 seconds to set a new meet record and win his second gold of the Kuala Lumpur Games on Sept 21, 2017.PHOTO: DYAN TJHIA/SPORT SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - Swimmer Toh Wei Soong bagged Singapore's fourth swimming gold of the ninth Asean Para Games (APG) after winning the men's S7 50m freestyle race on Thursday (Sept 21).

He posted 29.79 seconds to set a new meet record and win his second gold of the Kuala Lumpur Games, finishing ahead of previous meet record holder Le Tien Dat of Vietnam (33.10sec) and Thailand's S Kaweewat (33.93sec).

On Monday, the 19-year-old Toh won the Republic's first gold of the APG in the S7 100m free at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil.

Toh also placed second in the S7 backstroke event on Thursday with his time of 1:25:84. Indonesia's Suriansyah took gold in 1:23.69 while Gary Bejino of the Philippines was third (1:27:37).

Paralympic medallist Theresa Goh then clinched silver in the women's S5 50m freestyle in 46.74sec at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil.

Indonesia's Laura Aurelia Dinda Sekar Devanti set a new meet record of 40.48sec en route to winning the race, breaking Goh's old meet record of 44.30sec.

Thailand's Miss Nopparat Tanbut was third in 56.78sec, while Singaporean Yip Pin Xiu finished fourth (59.7sec).

Goh, 30, won the SB4 100m breaststroke race the day before. It was her 30th APG swimming title.