Dec. 11, 2003
Hanoi, Vietnam – Notre Dame swimmer Christel Bouvron of Singapore won another gold medal in the 200 butterfly to conclude the 2003 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Hanoi, Vietnam. Bouvron finished the Games with three gold medals, two silvers and a bronze in a preview for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
In the 200 butterfly, Bouvron finished in 2:17.72, well ahead of Maria Georgina Gandionco of the Philippines, who finished in 2:19.99. Thailand’s Pilin Tachakittiranan was third in 2:20.15.
Overall, the sophomore was a member of the gold-medal winning 4×100 medley relay and the 4×100 freestyle relay, while winning silver in the 4×200 freestyle relay. She also won individual medals in the 400-meter freestyle, winning silver, and 100 butterfly, taking bronze.
The 22nd SEA Games features athletes from countries located in Southeast Asia and are a precursor to the 2004 Olympics scheduled for August in Athens, Greece. Countries represented at the SEA Games include Vietnam, East Timor, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanman, Laos, Cambodia and Brunei. For more information, please visit the following website: http://english.seagames22.com.vn/modules/db/sche_view_by_sport.asp?id=AQ