Both Dione Tan and Sean Yeo participated in their final events, the Short Track Speed Skating Women’s 500m and Men’s 500m respectively.
Dione competed in the Women’s 500m Heat No. 7 and achieved the following results:
1. Chanseo Kim (KOR) – 45.972
2. Olivia Weedon (GBR) – 47.790
3. Dione Tan (MAS) – 48.317
4. Mariya Gorbunova (KAZ) – DNF
Overall, she was ranked 24 out of 29 skaters who participated in this event.
As for Sean, he competed in the Men’s 500m Heat No. 4 and achieved the following results:
1. Jeongmin Lee (KOR) – 41.625
2. Kosei Hayashi (JPN) – 43.912
3. Sean Yeo (MAS) – 44.026
4. Jonathan So (USA) – PEN
The Men’s 500m Heat No. 4 was forced to restart when Jonathan So of USA caused the fall of Sean in the first round. Jonathan was then disqualified from the competition.
Despite of suffering from pain, Sean had completed the second round of competition of Men’s 500m with another personal best timing.
Overall, he was ranked 20 out of 32 skaters who participated in this event.
The Malaysia Ice Skating Federation (MISF) has later confirmed that both the results achieved by Sean in Short Track Speed Skating Men’s 1,000m (1:31.117) and Men’s 500m (44.026) are Malaysia National Records.
The OCM would like to congratulate both Sean Yeo and Dione Tan for having qualified to compete in the III Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 and for their remarkable achievements. Both of them had indeed made Malaysians proud.
Finally, the OCM would like to quote Mr. Jacques Rogge, the IOC President (2001-2013):
“The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is the flagship of the IOC’s determination to reach out to young people. These Games will not only be about competition, they will also be the platform through which youngsters will learn about the Olympic values and the benefits of sport, and will share their experiences with other communities around the globe.”