SEA Games: Swimmers' four-gold haul on Wednesday takes Singapore tally to 60

SINGAPORE - Singapore's swimmers won four of six golds to take the Republic's tally to 60 golds at the 28th SEA Games.

Roanne Ho started the gold rush by winning the country's first breaststroke gold of this Games.

Ho, who set a Games and national record of 32sec in the heats, touched home in 31.45 to win and rewrite her own mark. Malaysia's Phee Jing En was second on 32.46, while Phee's team-mate Erika Kong finished third in 32.58sec.

Joseph Schooling kept up his golden run, adding two golds for the Republic. He won the 50m butterfly in a Games record time of 23.49, just outside his Asian record of 23.43.

Schooling added another gold in the 200m individual medley, clocking a Games record 2min 00.66sec (2:00.66). Compatriot Quah Zheng Wen was second in 2:02.22.

Singapore's fourth and 60th gold came from the women's 4x100m medley relay team of Ho, Tao Li, Quah Ting Wen, and Amanda Lim.

Vietnam won the remaining two golds of the night. Swimming machine Nguyen Thi Anh Vien won her seventh gold of the meet in the 400m freestyle, while colleague Lam Quang Nhat won the men's 1500m freestyle.

siangyee@sph.com.sg

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