Swimming: Schooling sets new 200m IM national mark at the World Championships

Singapore's Joseph Schooling competes in the heats of the men's 200m butterfly swimming event in the Fina World Championships in Barcelona on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Schooling became the first Singaporean to go below the two-minute barrier in the 200
Singapore's Joseph Schooling competes in the heats of the men's 200m butterfly swimming event in the Fina World Championships in Barcelona on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Schooling became the first Singaporean to go below the two-minute barrier in the 200m individual medley, when he clocked 1min 59.99sec at the World Championships in Barcelona, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, breaking his own national record of 2:00.77. -- PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE swimmer Joseph Schooling became the first Singaporean to go below the two-minute barrier in the 200m individual medley, when he clocked 1min 59.99sec at the World Championships in Barcelona, on Wednesday, breaking his own national record of 2:00.77.

He also took the last slot in tonight's semi-finals in 16th position. The fastest qualifier was Hungarian Laszlo Cseh in 1:57.70.

Meanwhile, Danny Yeo came close to his own national record of 50.51 seconds in the 100m freestyle, when he clocked 50.92 to finish 40th out of 86 swimmers. Quah Ting Wen also missed out on the semi-finals. Her time of 2:14.10 in the women's 200m butterfly put her 21st out of 26 competitors.