Records tumble at swim meet swim meet
ZACHARY Moffatt captured the spotlight in the Age Group Championships at Kowloon Park pool with a new junior national record in the backstroke event.
The 15-year-old clocked 29.88 seconds while swimming in the first leg of the 4 x 50 metres medley relay event for the South China Athletics Association team to slash more than a second off his own record.
Zachary, who studies at the Hong Kong International School, had consistently improved on his own junior national backstroke mark over the past couple of months and it was only three weeks ago that he clocked 30.09.
Breaststroke specialist Tam Chi-kin also shone at the two-day gala by setting an age group record on each day. In the boys' 13 and 14 years age division, he won the 100 m breaststroke in 1:07.52 to shave 1.46 seconds off his own record.
And he followed it up with another record-breaking performance in the 200 m breaststroke on the second day, clocking 2:27.49 to better his own previous best of 2:29.34.
Alex Fong Lik-sun was named the most outstanding swimmer with record-breaking efforts in the 200 m backstroke and 400 m individual medley events.
The 14-year-old St Joseph's College student won the backstroke race in 22:05.80 to slash an astonishing 3.8 seconds off his own age group record and he clocked 4:53.35 in the medley event.
Hong Kong international Heidi Wong Hoi-tik set a 400 m medley record in the girls' 13 and 14 years age group of 5:19.41, while her sister Ann Wong Hoi-yun won the 200 m freestyle for 11 and 12-year-olds in 2:16.14 to chip 0.42 of a second off the mark set nine years ago.