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Asian Games: Schooling ends S'pore's 32-year wait for men's swimming gold

Joseph Schooling has ended Singapore's 32-year wait for an Asian Games men's swimming gold medal after he won the 100m butterfly final on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old clocked 51.76 sec to break the 100m fly Games record and claim gold - Singapore's first men's win in the pool since Ang Peng Siong won the 100m freestyle at Dehli in 1982.


Joseph Schooling celebrates after winning the 100m butterfly.

While he set a new Asiad record, his time was slightly off his national record of 51.69.

China's Li Zhuhao came in second clocking 51.91 while Japanese swimmer Hirofumi Ikebata bagged the bronze in 52.08.


Schooling (centre) with China's silver medallist Li Zhuhao and bronze medallist Hirofumi Ikebata of Japan.

On Sunday, Schooling ended Singapore's 24-year Asian Games medal drought for the men by claiming bronze in the 200m fly.

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