Singapore Swimming Association
07/25/2021 at 12:00
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Quah Zheng Wen finishes third in his heat in Men's 100m Backstroke at Olympic Games

Singapore saw her first Olympic swimmer hit the pool on Day 2 of the Tokyo Olympics swimming event on Sunday, 25 July.

National swimmer Quah Zheng Wen clocked a time of 53.94s in the Men's 100m Backstroke Heats at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

His time saw him finish third in his heat, and 22nd place out of 41 swimmers overall, where he was 0.17s off the semi-final placings.

After exiting the pool in Tokyo, Quah said he was not completely satisfied with his swim but would not dwell on it.

“I should have been a little bit faster,” he said, adding he had been aiming to better his national record. “If I did a best time, I think I would have had a lot of a better chance to be back in the top 16. But it was right around my best time, so I can’t really be too upset with that.”

He will also be competing in both the 100m and 200m Butterfly events.

Photo: Kong Chong Yew/SNOC

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