SEA Games: Schooling bags 5th gold on final day of swimming competition
- POSTED: 16 Dec 2013 22:02
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Swimmer Joseph Schooling is currently Team Singapore's athlete with the most number of gold medals at the Myanmar SEA Games -- this after he won gold medal number 5 on the last day of the swimming competition.
SINGAPORE: Swimmer Joseph Schooling is currently Team Singapore's athlete with the most number of gold medals at the Myanmar SEA Games -- this after he won gold medal number 5 on the last day of the swimming competition.
The 18-year old though fell short of the 6-gold target he set before the SEA Games.
Gold number 5 for Joseph Schooling came in the 200m butterfly, winning with a time of 1:59.46s. More than a second slower was compatriot Quah Zheng Wen, who took the silver, while Filipino Matt Navata was in third.
Schooling missed out on gold medal number 6 as he and his team members finished second to Indonesia in the 4x100m men's medley relay finals.
Singapore won its second gold medal in the 50m freestyle as Amanda Lim clocked 25.69s, a new SEA games record, to become Southeast Asia's fastest woman in the pool.
Thailand clinched both the silver and bronze.
There was a major upset for Singapore as Tao Li only managed a third place finish in the women's 200m butterfly race.
It was a surprise win for Thailand's Kittiya Patarawadee, who clocked 2:13.83s. Silver went to Singapore's Quah Ting Wen.
In the women's 400m individual medley, a clear winner by half a pool, Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, who clocked in at 4:46.16s. Indonesia's Ressa Devi was a distant second and Singaporean Meagan Lim finished third.
In the men's 200m freestyle, Vietnam's Hoang Quy Phuoc caused an upset. Hoang edged out favourite Daniel Bego for gold with his time of 1:50.64s. Singapore's Quah Zheng Wen had to settle for bronze.