GOLD COAST: Welson Sim has cited that he is disappointed with his form in the ongoing Commonwealth Games, and attributed it to exhaustion.
On Thursday's opening day of the swimming competition, Welson managed to reach the final of the 400m freestyle, the first Malaysian to do so in swimming since 2002, but he failed to rewrite his national record of 3:49.48.
The swimmer also did not break his national record of 1:47.36 in the 200m freestyle while on Saturday, he finished 27th in the 100m event in 50.91, which was 0.59 seconds off his personal best.
"I came here to break my national records in the 200m and 400m freestyle, but I could not swim fast enough in both events. Athletes train to break records, so I am disappointed," said Welson.
"I am just tired...my body is tired...it has been like this for the last three weeks. But it is something that I need to adapt to if I want to be a top swimmer.
"Anyway, the Commonwealth Games is not my main target. I will peak accordingly for upcoming meets with the Indonesia Asian Games later this year being the priority.”
Welson's last event is the 1,500m on Monday, but the swimmer is still unsure whether he will compete in it.