Malaysian Heidi Gan Wins Gold In The Asian Open Water Championships
Perth-based Heidi Gan is a corporate lawyer and wait – a Malaysian dual Olympian!
Heidi just snagged a gold medal for Malaysia in the women’s 10km at the Asian Open Water Swimming Championships! You go girl!
Asian 10km Open Water Champion!! ??? Stoked to come away with a gold in the 10km event today! It was very tough conditions with starting water temp of 31°C ??☉. Congratulations to everyone who competed and to my teammate @kevin_yeap for taking bronze in the men's 10km! Thanks to ASUM and AASF for putting on a great event and to all my sponsors and supporters who came to cheer me on! Can't wait for SEA Games on the same course in 3 months time! ??? #malaysiaboleh #goteammalaysia #openwater #asianchampion #TigerGan ?
The 28-year-old overtook Xeniya Romanchuk of Kazakhstan after the final loop at the Putrajaya Lake to become the first Malaysian to win a gold in the championships, says The Star. She completed the race in 2’17:00.773 while Romanchuk took the silver in 2’21:04.210 while Benjaporn Sriphanomthom secure the bronze for Thailand in 2’22:50.736
We’re proud of you, Heidi!