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Swimming: Singapore's Toh Wei Soong finishes 4th in 50m butterfly S7 final at Tokyo Paralympics

Swimming: Singapore's Toh Wei Soong finishes 4th in 50m butterfly S7 final at Tokyo Paralympics

Singaporean swimmer Toh Wei Soong finished fourth in the men's 50m butterfly S7 final at the Tokyo Paralympics on Sep 3, 2021. (Photo: Facebook/Team Singapore, Sport Singapore)

SINGAPORE: Singaporean swimmer Toh Wei Soong finished fourth in the men's 50m butterfly S7 final at the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday (Sep 3), missing out on a medal by just 0.16 seconds.

It was his best performance at the Games after seventh-place finishes in the finals of the 400m freestyle S7 and 50m freestyle S7 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Competing in his third final at his debut Games, Toh clocked a time of 29.50 seconds, further improving on the national record he set in the heats.

The race was won by Evan Austin of the United States with a time of 28.98 seconds while Andrii Trusov of Ukraine took the silver with a time of 29.03 seconds. Carlos Daniel Serrano Zarate of Colombia completed the podium with a time of 29.34 seconds to deny Toh the bronze.

Earlier on Friday, Toh broke the national record in the heats, touching home in a time of 29.90 seconds on his way to finishing second-fastest overall in a field of 12 swimmers.

The 22-year-old is a multiple Asian Para Games gold medallist and is the last Team Singapore athlete competing at the Tokyo Paralympics, which close on Sunday.

Singapore finished the Games with a haul of two golds medals, won by Yip Pin Xiu in the women's 50m and 100m backstroke S2 events.

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/kg(rw)

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