CLARK: Quah Jing Wen won Singapore’s first gold medal in the pool at the 30th SEA Games after she claimed victory in a new Games record in the women’s 200m butterfly at the New Clark City Aquatic Centre on Wednesday (Dec 4).
Quah’s timing of 2:10.97 means she fended off stiff competition of Philippines’ Remedy Rule to defend her 2017 title.
She also broke Nguyen Thi Anh Vien's 2015 Games record of 2:11.12 in the 2015 Games.
The current Singapore national record, set by Quah in August this year, stands at 2:10:26.
Later in the evening, Jing Wen's older brother Quah Zheng Wen also cracked the SEA Games record when he posted a blistering 53.79 for the 100m backstroke, qualifying for next year's Olympics in the process.
It was also a national record for Zheng Wen.
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