For Quah, small steps in the right direction

Quah Zheng Wen on his way to the 200m butterfly gold at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. He believes he has the potential to better his personal best and is upbeat on doing well at the July world championships.
Quah Zheng Wen on his way to the 200m butterfly gold at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. He believes he has the potential to better his personal best and is upbeat on doing well at the July world championships.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

He is refining approach to races, focusing on 200m fly at world meet with eye on Olympics

Quah Zheng Wen is aiming for quality instead of quantity in his third outing at the Fina World Championships and has chosen to focus primarily on one individual event, the 200m butterfly, while also targeting a place in the final.

In Budapest two years ago, the swimmer entered five events (50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, 100m and 200m fly) but did not progress from the heats in any.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 25, 2019, with the headline 'For Quah, small steps in the right direction'. Print Edition | Subscribe