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Singapore's Toh Wei Soong through to Tokyo Paralympics 50m butterfly S7 final as second-fastest qualifier

Singapore's Toh Wei Soong through to Tokyo Paralympics 50m butterfly S7 final as second-fastest qualifier

Singapore swimmer Toh Wei Soong in the 50m butterfly S7 heats at the Tokyo Paralympics on Sep 3, 2021. (Photo: Facebook/Team Singapore)

SINGAPORE: Singapore swimmer Toh Wei Soong advanced to the men's 50m butterfly S7 final at the Tokyo Paralympics as the second-fastest qualifier on Friday morning (Sep 3). 

Toh also set a new national record, touching home in a time of 29.90 seconds at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in his heat, just behind American Evan Austin, who was the fastest overall at 29.71.

Toh will compete in the final later in the day at around 5pm Singapore time. 

The 22-year-old is a multiple Asian Para Games gold medallist and is representing Singapore in three events at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Toh, who is competing at the Paralympics for the first time, is the final Team Singapore athlete competing at the Games. 

Toh finished seventh in both the men's 400m freestyle S7 final and men's 50m freestyle S7 final.  

Catch daily highlights and coverage of Team Singapore at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, LIVE on meWATCH. Sign in now at mewatch.sg/paralympics2020 and get into the action with Mediacorp, Singapore’s Paralympic Network.

Source: CNA/ad(ac)

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