She smashed three national Open and Under-17 records at the 40th National Age-Group Swimming Championships in March.
This evening, Quah Ting Wen repeated that feat when she broke the national 50m freestyle mark at the 5th National Swimming Championships at the Singapore Sports School.
The 16-year-old Raffles Institution (Junior College) student and Swimfast Aquatic Club swimmer clocked 25.65sec to break her prevailing record of 25.80sec and complete her hattrick of freestyle records.
Ting Wen embarked on her record-breaking run last Wednesday when she rewrote her national 100m freestyle record. Interestingly, she clocked 55.65sec to break the mark of 55.80sec. What is so interesting about that feat? Check out her old and new 50m freestyle times.
On Saturday, Ting Wen completed Part Two of her hattrick mission when she broke her 200m freestyle record. Her time of 2min 00.14sec was more than a second faster than the 2:01.18 she set at the National Age-Group Championships.
Ting Wen’s impressive performances means that she has qualified for all three events at this December’s South-east Asia Games in Laos. She has also qualifed to represent Singapore in the 4x100m freestyle relay.
Swimfast emerged as the overall champion club at the Championships with 2,134.50 points. Chinese Swimming Club was a distant second with 948 points while Aquatic Performance Swim Club was third with 558.
Yours in sport
Singapore Sports Fan
I was not able to update my website on Friday and Saturday because of personal commitments. So here’s an update on the national records that were set on those two days:
Tao Li set a new national open record of 1min 02.71 in the 100m backstroke on Friday. It bettered her previous record of 1:03.17. Joel Ching rewrote Rainer Ng’s national Under-14 100m backstroke record of 1:02.66 by a sliver. he clocked 1:02.51.
On Saturday, Shana Lim equalled the national 50m backstroke record of 29.20sec for the second time. The record was first set in 2006 by Tao Li. Shana, who studies at Hwa Chong International, first equalled it at the 40th National Age-Group Championships in March.