Lew Yih Wey

Lew Yih Wey

Personal information

Full name
Lew Yih Wey

National team

(1991-06-27) 27 June 1991 (age 25)
Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia[1]

1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)

50 kg (110 lb)



Freestyle, backstroke, medley

Kelab Paroi Negeri Sembilan[1]

Medal record

Women’s swimming

Representing Malaysia

Southeast Asian Games

2007 Bangkok
200 m backstroke

2007 Bangkok
800 m freestyle

2007 Bangkok
400 m medley

2007 Bangkok
4×200 m freestyle

Lew Yih Wey (born 27 June 1991) is a Malaysian swimmer, who specialised in long-distance freestyle, backstroke, and individual medley events.[2][1] She represented her nation Malaysia at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and has won a career total of four medals (one gold and three bronze) in a major international competition, spanning the 2007 Southeast Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand.[3]
Lew competed for the Malaysian swimming team in the women’s 400 m individual medley at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Three months before the Games, she produced a record-breaking effort and cleared a FINA B-cut of 4:50.52 to earn her Olympic debut at the Malaysian Open Championships in Bukit Jalil. Her winning time from the meet also erased the national mark of 4:51.01, set by Siow Yi Ting at the 2003 Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.[4][5] Swimming as the fastest entrant in heat one, Lew attempted to chase Singapore’s Quah Ting Wen and 2004 Olympic finalist Nam Yoo-sun of South Korea at the final turn of the race, but could not catch them near the wall to finish only with a third-place time and thirty-fourth overall in 4:55.83, just more than five seconds outside her national record.[6][7]

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^ Lim, Teik Huat (2 May 2008). “Swimming: Yih Wey makes cut”. Malaysia: The Star. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
^ “Swimmer Yih Wey makes it to Beijing”. The Malaysian Insider. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
^ “Swimming: Women’s 400m Individual Medley – Heat 1”. Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
^ “Game over as Yih Wey sinks in