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Nurul Huda Abdullah (@Ch'ng Su-Lin) (born 31 July 1972) is a former Malaysian competitive swimmer.

Nurul Huda Abdullah
Personal information
Full name Nurul Huda Abdullah (@Ch'ng Su-Lin)
Nationality Malaysian
Born (1972-07-31) 31 July 1972 (age 45)
Selangor
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes freestyle
individual medley

She won a total of 22 gold medals in the swimming events at three Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) from 1985 to 1989, a total of 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at the 10th Asian Games 1986 Seoul, and a total of 2 silver and 1 bronze medal at the 3rd Asian Swimming Championship (1988) in Guangzhou. She also participated in the swimming events at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul.

She was the first Malaysian to win an IOC Trophy in 1987. She was inducted into the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) Hall of Fame in 2004.[1]

Contents

Sporting careerEdit

CompetitionsEdit

12th SEA Games Singapore (1983)Edit

  • Competed in 2 swimming events - 400m individual medley (ranked 4th), and 800m freestyle (ranked 8th)

13th SEA Games Bangkok (1985)Edit

  • Won 7 gold, 1 silver & 1 bronze out 9 events competed
  • Broke 6 SEA Games records
  • 100m freestyle (gold), 200m freestyle (gold), 400m freestyle (gold), 800m freestyle (gold)
  • 100m butterfly (silver), 200m butterfly (gold)
  • 200m individual medley (gold), 400m individual medley (gold)
  • 4x100m freestyle relay (bronze)

13th Commonwealth Games Edinburgh (1986)Edit

  • Did not compete as Malaysia boycotted the Games

10th Asian Games Seoul (1986)Edit

  • Won 2 silver & 2 bronze medals out of 4 events competed
  • 200m freestyle (bronze), 400m freestyle (silver), 800m freestyle (silver)
  • 400m individual medley (bronze)

14th SEA Games Jakarta (1987)Edit

  • Won 7 gold & 1 silver out of 8 events competed
  • 100m freestyle (gold), 200m freestyle (gold), 400m freestyle (gold), 800m freestyle (gold)
  • 100m butterfly (gold), 200m butterfly (gold)
  • 200m individual medley (silver), 400m individual medley (gold)

3rd Asian Swimming Championships Guangzhou (1988)Edit

XXIVth Summer Olympic Games Seoul (1988)Edit

15th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur (1989)Edit

  • Won 8 gold & 2 silver out of 10 events competed
  • 100m freestyle (silver), 200m freestyle (gold), 400m freestyle (gold), 800m freestyle (gold)
  • 100m butterfly (silver), 200m butterfly (gold)
  • 200m individual medley (gold), 400m individual medley (gold)
  • 200m backstroke (gold)
  • 4x100m medley relay (gold)

11th Asian Games Beijing (1990)Edit

  • Competed in swimming events

Other sporting achievementsEdit

  • Winner of Malaysia's Sportswoman of the Year in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
  • Winner of the IOC Trophy for Women in Sport in 1987
  • First woman swimmer in Southeast Asia to break the 5 minute mark for the 400 m individual medley
  • First woman swimmer in Southeast Asia to break the 60 seconds mark for the 100 m freestyle
  • Held Malaysian Open records in swimming in 10 individual events out of 12 (as at 5 March 1987)
  • Had faster times than the Malaysian Open records for men in 2 events (as at 5 March 1987)

Personal lifeEdit

Nurul is the grand-daughter of the 4th President of Singapore, Dr. Wee Kim Wee.[3]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "OCM Hall of Fame - Nurul Huda Abdullah". Olympic Council of Malaysia. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Krastev, Todor. "Swimming 3rd Asian Championship Guangzhou (CHN) 1988 02-11.04". www.todor66.com. Retrieved 2017-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Nurul Huda Abdullah Back In Malaysia After Nine Years". Utusan Malaysia. 24 September 1998. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 

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