Year 12 British International School, Phuket (BISP) student Wong FuKang became the first Malaysian to ever win gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games, currently being held in the Pacific nation of Samoa, on 8 September, as he raced to out-touch some tough competition from England and South Africa in the Mens 100m Breaststroke.

FuKang led from start to finish turning in a 29.7 at the 50m mark and held on strong with his competitors closing in on him fast.

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The time was some way off his personal best, however it’s a been a long road of competition since breaking the 15 year-old Malaysian record, and Olympic Qualifying standard, back in March of this year. Before this competition, Malaysia had never before won a medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games.

On 9 September, FuKang added to his medal tally by racing to the gold in the 50m Breaststroke, having been ranked 2nd after this morning’s qualifying swim. A few adjustments to his race strategy and he took another gold for Malaysia in 28.92 seconds.

For more information on the BISP JSA Swim Academy, visit bisphuket.ac.th/bisp-jsa-swim-academy or contact Head Coach Simon Jones: [email protected]