Najib congratulates Welson Sim

Jun 11, 2017
Welson won the gold for the 400m free style event at the Mare Nostrum Tour in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Photo by AFP

Najib Razak congratulated national swimmer, Welson Sim for winning the gold medal and breaking the national record for the 400m free style event at the Mare Nostrum Tour in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

“Congratulations to our swimmer Welson Sim, for winning the gold medal at the Monaco championships, breaking the national record and beating the Olympic champion! The victory is sweet,” said the Prime Minister in his Twitter posting today.

Welson Sim’s success in winning the gold medal with a time of 3:49.48 seconds also broke the national record which was also set by him which was 3:50.33s recorded at the National Age-Group swimming championships in Singapore, in March last year.

What is even sweeter is that Sim, who represented the country in the swimming event at the Rio Olympics last year also beat the Olympic champion from Australia, Mack Horton who won the silver. –Bernama

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