Singapore swimmer Quah Zheng Wen powers his way to 3 new national records

Singapore swimmer Quah Zheng Wen (above) broke three national short-course records at the Singapore National Swimming Championships at the OCBC Aquatic Centre yesterday. The 19-year-old clocked 48.11sec in the 100m freestyle to erase the previous mar
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Singapore swimmer Quah Zheng Wen (above) broke three national short-course records at the Singapore National Swimming Championships at the OCBC Aquatic Centre yesterday.

The 19-year-old clocked 48.11sec in the 100m freestyle to erase the previous mark of 48.66, set by Zach Ong in 2009.

He then clocked 1min 57.83sec in the 200m butterfly to eclipse the previous record of 1:59.44 held by Joseph Schooling.

Finally, he beat his own national record of 55.21 in the 100m individual medley, clocking 53.76. Besides Quah, Lionel Khoo (2:12.47 in 200m breaststroke) and Pang Sheng Jun (4:14.36 in 400m IM and 3:51.47 in 400m free) also made waves with new national short-course records.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 19, 2015, with the headline 'Quah powers his way to three new national short-course records'. Print Edition | Subscribe