Paralympics: Singapore's Theresa Goh is 2nd-fastest qualifier in 100m breast SB4 final

Singapore swimmer Theresa Goh set a new personal best of 1min 54.50sec to finish second in the Heat 2 of the women's 100m breaststroke SB4.
Singapore swimmer Theresa Goh set a new personal best of 1min 54.50sec to finish second in the Heat 2 of the women's 100m breaststroke SB4. PHOTO: REUTERS

RIO DE JANEIRO - Singapore swimmer Theresa Goh put herself in medal contention in the women's 100m breaststroke SB4 final on Sunday morning (Sept 11).

She set a new personal best of 1min 54.50sec to finish second in the Heat 2 at the Rio Aquatic Stadium.

The fastest qualifier was Norway's Sarah Louise Rung, who was a whopping nine seconds ahead in 1:45.46.

Qualifying behind Goh was Guilia Ghiretti of Italy (1:55.58) and Inbal Pezaro of Israel (1:57.28).

If Goh wins a medal in the final, which is scheduled for 8.04pm (7.04am, Singapore time), it would be Singapore's second medal at the Rio Games after team-mate Yip Pin Xiu had won the women's 100m backstroke S2 final on Friday night.

Goh, 29, won five golds in seven events at the Asean Para Games on home soil in December, but has never won a Paralympic medal.