BEGO Daniel < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Malaysia   
Gender Men
Born 18 Sep 1989
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Student
Languages English, Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started swimming at age 13.
Why this sport? He believes swimming has a calming effect on the mind, body and soul and helps relieve stress.
Name of coach Paul Birmingham
Coach from which country? Australia
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold medals in the 200m and 400m freestyle events at the 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Star Sports, 05 Dec 2007)

Won five gold medals at the 2009 Laos Southeast Asian Games. (Malay Mail, 31 Dec 2009)
Injuries A fever caused him to miss the 2007 South East Asian Games in Thailand. (Star Sports, 05 Dec 2007)
Awards and honours Named as Malaysia's Olympian of the Year for 2007. (thestar.com.my, 05 Feb 2008)

Received a Sport Excel Award for his achievements in swimming in 2003. (Melbourne Commonwealth Games, 2006)

Named Best Male Athlete at the 2009 Laos Southeast Asian Games. (Malay Mail, 31 Dec 2009)