Swimming: Quah Zheng Wen meets Olympic A timing in 100m fly, wins bronze at Dubai World Cup

Swimmer Quah Zheng Wen finished third and won a bronze in the men's 200m butterfly.
Swimmer Quah Zheng Wen finished third and won a bronze in the men's 200m butterfly. ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

SINGAPORE - Swimmer Quah Zheng Wen has clinched a bronze in the men's 100m butterfly final at the ongoing Fina Dubai World Cup on Saturday.

The 19-year-old clocked 52.25sec to finish third behind South African Olympic Chad le Clos (51.09s) and American Tom Shields (51.90s) at the Hamdan Sports Complex.

Crucially, it also means that the Singaporean teenager has met the Olympic A qualifying time (52.36s) for next year's Games in Rio.

He had previously earned his spot in the 200m fly and the 100m backstroke events.

Quah had won a bronze medal in the men's 200m on Friday. He timed 1:56.26sec to finish third behind Dane Viktor Bromer (1:55.98) and le Clos (1:56.03).

The national 200m butterfly record is set by Joseph Schooling (1:55.73) during June's SEA Games on home soil.

Quah, who was the most bemedalled athlete with 12 medals from the recent SEA Games, was recently granted deferment for his national service.