Hannah Wilson Wins 6 Medals for Hong Kong at East Asian Games

Dec. 10, 2009

HONG KONG - California junior Hannah Wilson, swimming for Hong Kong in her hometown, won two silver medals and four bronze medals in the 2009 East Asian Games swimming competition that wrapped up on Thursday at Kowloon Park Swimming Pool. Wilson's teammate and former Cal star Sherry Tsai competed for the last time for Hong Kong. An All-American for Cal from 2005-07, Tsai retired from competitive swimming after the meet.

Wilson claimed silver in a time of 8:04.86 as part of Hong Kong's 800-meter freestyle relay along with incoming 2010 Cal freshman Stephanie Au, earned another silver in a time of 3:40.80 in the 400-meter freestyle relay with Au and Tsai, and won bronze in the 400-meter medley relay (4:03.07) with Tsai.

Individually at the East Asian Games, Wilson earned bronze in the 50 freestyle (25.70), 100 free (55.13) and 100 butterfly (58.85). She also placed fifth in the 50 fly (26.91).

Au won two individual medals, finishing third in the 200 free (1:31.16) and 400 free (4:14.58). She was also fifth in the 800 free (8:57.12).

Tsai, a member of three (2000, 2004 and 2008 Hong Kong Olympic teams, placed fourth in the 50 backstroke (29.03) and finished fifth in the 100 back (1:02.28).

The long-course meet began on Dec. 6.

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