Singapore Swimmers Continue Hot Streak

Singapore won four gold medals out of six SEA Games swimming finals at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Tuesday.

First, Joseph Schooling won the men’s 100 fly in a new Games record of 52.13, although it was off his national mark of 51.69.

Then, Tao Li won Singapore’s 50th gold medal at this Games when she clocked 1:02.67 in the women’s 100m back.

Quah Zheng Wen created history for Singapore when he won gold No. 51 in the men’s 400 IM in 4:23.50.

With it, the Republic surpassed its best-ever gold medal haul of 50 at a single SEA Games, set on home ground in 1993.

The men’s 400 free relay team then ended the night with a bang. The quartet of Joseph Schooling, ¬†Danny Yeo, Clement Lim and Quah Zheng Wen clocked ¬†3:19.59 to finish almost six seconds ahead of second-placed Malaysia.

The Republic also won silvers through Quah Ting Wen (women’s 200 fly) and Pang Sheng Jun (men’s 400 IM).



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