Malaysia's Goh Li Hen Claims First Gold In Swimming At 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games

Track cyclist Nur Alyssa Mohd Farid, meanwhile, won the silver in the women's sprint event.

Cover image via Olympic Council of Malaysia (Facebook)

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17-year-old swimmer Goh Li Hen secured Malaysia's first gold medal at the ongoing 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) in Trinidad and Tobago

Li Hen's remarkable performance unfolded in the men's 200m butterfly event at the National Aquatic Centre in Couva, bringing glory to his homeland yesterday evening, 9 August (this morning in Malaysia), reported Bernama.

He clinched the title with a time of 2.03.63s in the final, while England's Reuben Rowbotham-Keating (2.03.84s) and South Africa's Jarden Dylan Eaton (2.06.07s) took the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

(Left to right) Reuben Rowbotham-Keating (silver), Goh Li Hen (gold), and Jarden Dylan Eaton (bronze).

Image via Olympic Council of Malaysia (Facebook)

Ang Li Peng, the Chef De Mission of the Malaysian Contingent, praised Li Hen's exceptional performance, while also praising track cyclist Nur Alyssa Mohd Farid for clinching a silver in the women's sprint event

"I am exceedingly proud of our athletes' exceptional performance today. Each competitor gave their all, and we are fortunate to have secured both the gold and silver medals through Li Hen and Nur Alyssa. As today marks the concluding day of our national athletes' participation in the track cycling event, I'm hopeful that we will conclude this campaign on a high note," Peng stated in a message shared on the Olympic Council of Malaysia's (OCM) Facebook page.

Malaysia is currently tied for 13th place in the medal standings with Guyana, with both nations claiming one gold, one silver, and one bronze each. Australia leads the chart with an impressive 18-14-16 medals, followed by England with 15-17-7 medals, and Scotland with 10-8-2 medals.

Nur Alyssa Mohd Farid, silver medalist of the Cycling-Track Women's Sprint event.

Image via Olympic Council of Malaysia (Facebook)

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