Stiff hands foils Jamery’s effort to make 200m final

LONDON, Sept 2 — A stiff right hand foiled Jamery Siga’s effort to make the men’s 200m swimming final.

“I’m very disappointed as I was aiming to make the final. I was already in third place behind the swimmer from Ireland (James Scully).

“When I was turning after 100m, my right hand became stiff. I was really sad and wanted to cry,” said the 27-year-old swimmer from Limbang, Sarawak.

Jamery finished the men’s 200m freestyle S5 (polio) in fifth place with a time of three minutes, 18.52 seconds.

“I still have two more events and hope that the problem today (Saturday) will not recur,” he said.

Jamery will take part in the 50m backstrokes on September 6 and 50m butterfly on September 7. — Bernama


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