Swimming: Joseph Schooling fails to make 200m fly final, finishes overall 10th

Schooling competing in the men's 200m butterfly heats.
Schooling competing in the men's 200m butterfly heats.EPA

KAZAN (Russia) - Singapore swim star Joseph Schooling failed to make the 200m butterfly final at the Fina World Championships, after coming in 10th overall in the semi-finals at the Kazan Arena on Tuesday.

Only the top eight swimmers will feature in the final. Schooling had clocked 1:56.85sec in his morning heats to finish 13th overall and move into the semi-finals.

On Monday night, the 20-year-old Singaporean had competed in his first world championship final and finished seventh in the 50m fly.

Schooling remains the only Singaporean swimmer in the 11-man team to qualify from the heats at the Kazan Arena in Russia.

Compatriot Quah Zheng Wen narrowly missed out in the 200m fly. His heats time of 1:58.32 was just outside the 1:57.28 needed to make the top-16.

Team-mate Lionel Khoo clocked 28.87 and finished 46th overall among 76 participants in the 50m breaststroke, while Quah's sister Ting Wen timed 2:02.13 in the 200m freestyle and finished 38th out of 63 swimmers.