|Full name Sia Wai Yen|
Height 1.73 m
Name Sia Yen
National team Malaysia
Weight 62 kg
|Born 15 January 1984 (age 31) (1984-01-15) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
Strokes Freestyle swimming, Medley swimming
Sia Wai Yen (born 15 January 1984) is a Malaysian former swimmer, who specialised in long-distance freestyle and individual medley events. She represented Malaysia, as a 16-year-old teen, at the 2000 Summer Olympics, captured a total of four medals in two editions of the Southeast Asian Games (1999 and 2001), and later became a top 8 finalist at the 2002 Asian Games.
Sia competed in a medley double at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. She achieved FINA B-standards of 2:20.64 (200 m individual medley) and 4:52.52 (400 m individual medley) from the Southeast Asian Games in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. On the first day of the Games, Sia placed twenty-fifth in the 400 m individual medley. Swimming in heat four, she raced to the bottom of the pack in a poor time of 4:59.18, more than six seconds farther from her national record. Two days later, in the 200 m individual medley, Sia posted a time of 2:20.64 to round out the field in heat two, but finished in thirty-first place among 36 other swimmers from the prelims.
When her nation hosted the 2001 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Sia enjoyed the race of her life in the pool, as she completed a full set of medals in front of a raucous home crowd: gold in the 400 m individual medley (4:55.87), and two bronze each in the 400 m freestyle (4:24.87) and 200 m individual medley (2:22.44).
At the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea, Sia finished seventh in the 400 m individual medley at 5:06.20, holding off a sprint freestyle race from Hong Kong's Chan Wing Suet by four-hundredths of a second (0.04).