Singapore smashes previous best SEA Games haul
Swimmer Quah Zheng Wen has won Singapore's 51st gold medal at the 28th South-east Asia (SEA) Games on Tuesday night at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.
The 18-year-old clocked 4:23.50 to win the men's 400m individual medley to defend his title from the 2013 Games in Myanmar.
Before him, Joseph Schooling took the gold in the men's 100 fly, while Tao Li won the gold in the women's 100 back.
Quah Zheng Wen celebrates winning Singapore's 51st gold medal of the 28th SEA Games with his fellow medallists from the men's 400m individual medley. PHOTO: SINGSOC / REUTERS VIA ACTION IMAGES
The Republic has now surpassed its previous best tally of 50 golds at a single SEA Games, achieved when the nation last hosted the Games in 1993.
The hosts are likely to win even more medals before the closing ceremony on June 16, with swimming, sailing, and bowling events still ongoing.
These sports are traditional gold mines for the Republic.
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