By Asia Samachar Team | MALAYSIA |
Less than a fortnight before his birthday, swimmer Arvin Shaun Singh Chahal grabbed his first medal at the SEA Games in the 4x200m freestyle relay swimming.
The Malaysian team won the bronze medal in the event today (5 Dec 2019).
The 18-year-old swimmer, the first swimmer of Sikh-descent to compete in the Southeast Asia games, is based in Australia.
He showed his potential at the Malaysia Games (Sukma) 2018 in Perak where he won two silvers in the 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley and a bronze in the 400m individual medley.
In an interview with The Star last year, Arvin said: “I played a lot of sports when I was much younger. I used to play football and in fact, I was playing five to six sports a week. But eventually I cut down to just swimming. It’s an all-round exercise and my parents also have sporting backgrounds, so they support me wholeheartedly on what I choose.”
Arvin determined to swim for Malaysia in the SEA Games – Report (Asia Samachar, 29 Dec 2018)