SEA Video games 2023: Finest-ever outcomes for swimming, Jonathan Tan qualifies for Olympics, a number of meet information damaged

SINGAPORE — The Singapore nationwide swimmers not solely introduced residence a file haul of twenty-two gold, 15 silver and 10 bronze medals from the 2023 SEA Video games in Cambodia. Additionally they broke a number of meet information, set new nationwide information, and swimmer Jonathan Tan’s timings within the males’s 50m freestyle met the qualifying mark for the Paris Olympics.

In whole, six new meet information have been achieved by the swimmers on the Morodok Tecno Nationwide Aquatics Centre in Phnom Penh. Tan had a formidable dash within the 50m freestyle with a time of 21.95s as he gained gold, with teammate Teong Tzen Wei coming in second at 22.50s. The lads’s 4x100m medley relay staff additionally set a brand new video games and nationwide file. Tan, together with Quah Zheng Wen, Nicholas Mahabir, and Teong fought a fierce battle in opposition to the Thais and clinched the gold medal with a time of three:37.45s

With 4 golds and a silver medal gained in Cambodia, Tan is unquestionably happy along with his achievement, and is now setting his sights on upcoming competitions and getting ready himself for an even bigger stage later within the 12 months.

“We nonetheless have many main meets arising, the World Champs and the Asian Video games. These two are the subsequent steps in the direction of that (the Olympics). My staff and I’ve been coaching arduous main as much as this SEA Video games, and as an entire we now have accomplished very properly. It’s a good motivation for us to hold on to the subsequent two meets,” stated 21-year-old Tan.

“More often than not I all the time gauged my efficiency, whether or not I hit my private finest or not, and for this meet, I managed to hit my purpose. And the large bonus could be the Olympics.”

The remainder of the brand new meet information have been within the ladies’s occasions and have been set by Letitia Sim within the 100m and 200m breaststroke with a time of 1:07.94s and a couple of:28.49s respectively. Quah Ting Wen was concerned within the different two meet information — within the 50m freestyle (25.04s) and the 4x100m medley relay together with her sister Quah Jing Wen, Religion Khoo and Sim as they clocked 4:06.97s to win the gold medal forward of the Philippines.

“I got here into these video games eager to do properly, and we did fairly properly final 12 months as a staff, and 4 years in the past within the Philippines too. Our purpose was to match that or to do higher. My final two campaigns had been significantly better than 2013. I attempted my finest in each occasion and gave my all,” stated Ting Wen when the swimmers arrived in Singapore after their SEA Video games triumph.

Regardless of amassing six golds and two silver medals on the SEA Video games, Ting Weng felt that she may have accomplished higher in her last particular person race. She got here agonisingly second with a time of 26.66s, behind Thailand’s Jenjira Srisaard, who clocked 26.65s.

“I wouldn’t say it was an ideal meet. There have been some issues that I want I may have accomplished higher, for instance, the 50m fly. My final particular person occasion on the meet. Part of me needs I may have ended the meet on a excessive,” stated Ting Wen.

There may be a further one gold, a silver and two bronze medals for the Singapore Swimming Affiliation as the lads’s nationwide water polo staff reclaimed the gold medal which they misplaced within the 2019 SEA Video games, and the ladies’s nationwide water polo staff gained the silver medal. Within the diving self-discipline, Avvir Tham and Max Lee took third place within the males’s 3m springboard and males’s platform competitors respectively.

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