Tao Li misses out on 100m fly final
It was a mixed bag for the Singapore swim team at the Commonwealth Games yesterday.
The Republic's only Olympic swimming finalist Tao Li missed out on the 100-metre butterfly final as she could only finish as the 10th-fastest semi-finalist with 59.82sec, more than two seconds off her national record of 57.54. Only the top eight progress to the final.
The 24-year-old later withdrew from the 100m backstroke heats to "rest and focus on her 50m fly".
Quah Ting Wen finished 15th with a time of 1:01.48 in the 100m butterfly semi-finals and also failed to qualify for the 50m freestyle semis after clocking 26.90.
Marina Chan also missed out with a time of 26.17, although Amanda Lim did make the final 16 with a 25.81.
Quah Zheng Wen finished 13th in the men's 100m backstroke semi-finals in 56.43s, and completed the 200m freestyle heats in 1:53.88, alongside Danny Yeo, who also missed out on the final with 1:50.71.
There were better news for the relay teams as the women's 4x100m freestyle team, consisting of Amanda, Chan, Lynette Lim and Ting Wen, finished seventh in 3:49.69, in a final where Australia broke the world record with a new mark of 3:30.98.
Meanwhile, led by a record-breaking Joseph Schooling in the first leg, the men's 4x100m freestyle relay team powered their way into the final.
The quartet of Schooling, Danny Yeo, Quah Zheng Wen and Clement Lim clocked 3:22.66, less than a second off the national record of 3:21.74.