Team Singapore

Schooling retains 100m fly gold at Asiad

Joseph Schooling has won Singapore's first gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games, after retaining the men's 100m butterfly title in a Games record time of 51.04sec on Wednesday (Aug 22).

China's Li Zhuhao finished second in 51.46, while Japan's Yuki Kobori took the bronze in 51.77. Singapore's Quah Zheng Wen was fourth in 52.54.

Schooling, who was the top qualifier during the heats after clocking 52.31, had won the 100m butterfly gold at the 2014 Incheon Asiad in a then-Games record time of 51.76.

The 23-year-old was also part of the 4x200m freestyle relay team that won bronze on Monday. His next event is the 50m fly on Thursday.

Earlier on Wednesday, Singapore bowlers Joey Yeo, Daphne Tan and Bernice Lim also won a bronze medal in the women's trios event.

 

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