SINGAPORE: Joseph Schooling broke two national records as Singapore won two medals at the FINA Swimming World Cup on Saturday (Nov 17).
Schooling set a new national record after clinching the bronze medal in the men’s 50m butterfly with a time of 22.40s, losing out only to Russia's Vladimir Morozov and US' Michael Andrew, who came in first and second at 22.17s and 22.32s respectively.
However the 23-year-old was not done yet and later on Saturday, Team Singapore - consisting of Schooling, Roanne Ho, Teong Tzen Wei and Amanda Lim - won the silver medal in the 4x50m mixed medley relay with a time of 1:42.21s.
During his leg, Schooling broke yet another record - this time in the 50m backstroke - with a time of 24.08s.
“I’m very happy. And a new national record in backstroke, I don’t know what to say. I mean, it’s a new position. So I’m enjoying it,” said Schooling.
Australia came in first with a time of 1:39.79s while Hong Kong took the third spot at 1:43.30s.