ACS(I)'s Mikkel goes from grunt to two meet records

Mikkel Lee of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) on his way to equalling his personal best and setting a meet record of 24.73sec in the B Division 50m butterfly final at the OCBC Aquatic Centre yesterday.
Mikkel Lee of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) on his way to equalling his personal best and setting a meet record of 24.73sec in the B Division 50m butterfly final at the OCBC Aquatic Centre yesterday.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

When he stepped onto the starting block at the OCBC Aquatic Centre, Mikkel Lee would break the nervous silence among his competitors with a deep grunt.

But that was not the only thing he broke yesterday; the Secondary 4 student from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) rewrote two B Division records at the schools swimming championships.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 20, 2018, with the headline 'ACS(I)'s Mikkel goes from grunt to two meet records'. Print Edition | Subscribe