Swimming: Ho, Quah set meet records on first day of National Championships

Quah Zheng Wen clocked 54.65sec en route to winning the men's 100m backstroke.
Quah Zheng Wen clocked 54.65sec en route to winning the men's 100m backstroke. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SINGAPORE - Two meet records were broken on the first day of the Neo Garden 11th Singapore National Swimming Championships at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Friday night.

SEA Games gold medallist Roanne Ho broke the first meet record of the night when she finished the women's 50m breaststroke in 31.90 seconds.

Kathlyn Laiu (33.67) was second while Nicholle Toh (33.76) rounded off the podium spots.

Ho had rewritten the record with a time of 32.04 earlier in the day.

Quah Zheng Wen, the Games' most bemedalled athlete with 12, clocked 54.65sec en route to winning the men's 100m backstroke.

Like Ho, Quah had rewritten the meet record earlier when he finished his heat in 54.93.

Francis Fong (58.12) captured the silver while Malcolm Low (59.06) took the bronze.

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