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Commonwealth Games: Tao Li, Schooling remain in medal contention

Tao Li through to women's 50m backstroke semi-final while Joseph Schooling qualifies for the men's 100m butterfly final after setting a personal best and national record of 52.22 seconds.

SINGAPORE: Two of Singapore's swimmers - Tao Li and Joseph Schooling - remain in the hunt for their first medals at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Tao Li qualified for the semi-final of the women's 50-metre backstroke on Monday (July 28) after finishing ninth out of 35 competitors during the heats. She posted a timing of 29.11 seconds, and will take part in the semis early on Tuesday (July 29).

Lynette Lim finished with a time of two minutes, 21.45 seconds in the women's 200m butterfly, but did not qualify for the final. Compatriot Quah Ting Wen meanwhile, was disqualified after race officials deemed she had only touched the wall with one hand at the 150m mark.

On the men's side, a slew of personal bests were sent tumbling.

Joseph Schooling advanced to the final of the men's 100-metre butterfly event. He finished third fastest in the heats, setting a personal best and national record of 52.22 seconds along the way. Teammate Quah Zheng Wen also set a personal best of 54.29 seconds, but did not qualify for the finals.

In the men's 50-metre freestyle, Clement Lim set a personal best of 23.27 seconds. However, he finished 18th out of 68 competitors and did not make the semi-final.

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