Asean Para Games: Swimmers Goh, Wei Soong and Tan haul in 5 golds on fourth day

Swimmer Theresa Goh competing during the women's 50m Freestyle S5 finals on Dec 7, 2015.
Swimmer Theresa Goh competing during the women's 50m Freestyle S5 finals on Dec 7, 2015. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - Singapore's swimmers won a total of five golds on Day 4 of the Asean Para Games swimming meet, in the process helping the hosts surpass their best-ever medal haul of 16 golds at the inaugural Games in 2001.

Starting on Monday with 15 golds, Theresa Goh, Toh Wei Soong and Benson Tan etched their names into Singapore para sports folklore as they took the Republic's tally up to 20 golds.

Goh started the golden run with the first event of the day, shooting down gold No. 16 in the women's 50m freestyle S5 (S2-S5).

Wei Soong then won the historic gold No. 17 in the men's 100m backstroke S8. The 17-year-old added another gold in the 50m free S8 in the evening session, taking his total tally at his debut Games to three golds and one silver.

Tan also clinched two golds in the 100m back S14 and 50m free S14. He has won four golds at the meet so far.

The swim meet concludes on Tuesday.