Ng Jia Hao clinched his ticket to this December’s South-east Asia Games with a record-breaking swim at the 5th National Swimming Championships yesterday.
The 18-year-old, who trains with Swimfast Aquatic Club, clocked 1min 04.46sec in the men’s 100m breaststroke to break the national open record of 1:04.84 set by Kennth Goh in 1998. His time also went under the SEA Games qualifying mark of 1:04.66.
Jia Hao’s record was one of two new marks set at the Championships yesterday.
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) student Joseph Issac Schooling broke the Boys’ U-14 50m butterfly mark by a whisker with his 26.94sec effort. It was 0.04 sec faster than the prevailing record of 26.98sec, set by Singapore Sports School student Dzulhaili Mohd Kamal.
Yours in sport
Singapore Sports Fan