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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sabah extreme sports athletes dominate cross-channel swim challenge

LABUAN - Sabah extreme sports athletes dominated the cross-channel swim challenge on the first day today of the Labuan International Sea Challenge 2016.

A total of 157 participants, including from France, the Netherlands, Japan, Australia, Spain, South Africa and Brunei, took part in the 5.4km swim challenge.

Hollymax Bell from Sabah won the men's category, ahead of Spanish athlete Luis Larrosa Chobra who came in second and Melvin Chua Bao Quan of Sarawak who was third.

Sabahans took the three top spots in the women's category. Freda Awang Pan Chang Ru was first, Marellyn Lammert Liew Yiien Yee, second and Lo Meng Lai, third.

Sabahans also won in the junior category, with Cheng Lin An first, Franklin Clement second and Ian Chin Li Yan third.

Tsuyoshi Sawada of Japan won the men's veterans category, with Serge Mathew Dominichini of France second and Gaap Erik van Krimpen of the Netherlands third.

Labuan MP Datuk Rozman Isli flagged off the event.

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