Swimming: Chantal Liew is first Singaporean to earn open water Olympic berth

Chantal Liew with her coach Marcus Cheah.
Chantal Liew with her coach Marcus Cheah.PHOTO: SNOC/INSTAGRAM

SINGAPORE - Chantal Liew's reward for making history was nausea and a throbbing headache. On Saturday (June 19) in Setubal, Portugal, the 22-year-old open water swimmer became the first Singaporean in the discipline to earn a ticket to the Olympics.

She finished the 10km race in 2hr 12min 20sec to place 29th out of 40 swimmers at the Fina Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifiers.

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