Second Day of Swimming Time Trial, Flairene surpasses 2019 SEA Games silver record


THREE national swimmers performed well on the second day of the Time Trial which took place at the Gelora Bung Karno Aquatic Stadium, Jakarta, Friday (22/4).

The Time Trial lasts for 3 days, 21-22 April 2022, which is the preparation for the Indonesian Swimming National Team for the 2021 Vietnam SEA Games, in May. In the women’s 100 meters backstroke, national swimmer Flairene Candrea recorded positive results, namely 01;03.71 seconds (preliminary) and 01;03.97 (final).

This is the best record made by Flai, as well as surpassing Chloe Isleta’s 2019 SEA Games silver medal record of 01;03.97 seconds or close to the record time of the 2019 SEA Games gold medalist from Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, which is 01;02.97 seconds.

“Flai’s record has already passed the silver and bronze medals at the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines. Reportedly the gold winner did not participate in the SEA Games. We will see later, Flai fights in the SEA Games,” said Head Coach of the Indonesian National Team Albert Sutanto in his official statement, Friday (22 / 4) night.

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After doing the Time Trial, Flairene will fight as hard as she can in the upcoming SEA Games. It was the first international championship she participated in, Flairene didn’t want to waste the opportunity.

“Swimming is better in the morning than the final in the afternoon session. But basically my time record is getting better. The SEA Games has an important meaning for me, because it is my first international championship and I will fight as hard as I can to give my best,” said Flairene.

Still in the men’s 100 meters backstroke, men’s swimmer Farrell Armandio Tangkas also recorded his best time of 55.59 seconds. This record surpassed Siman Sudartawa’s 2019 SEA Games bronze medal, which was 55.68 seconds.

And in the 50 meters freestyle, AA’s wife Kania Ratih recorded a time of 26.19 seconds, approaching her national record of 26.17 seconds. (OL-5)