S'pore caps off swim campaign with record haul of 23 golds
Singapore's swimming contingent added four gold medals on the final night of action on Thursday (June 11) to set a new record of 23 gold medals in a single SEA Games.
Amanda Lim cemented her position as the fastest female swimmer in South-east Asia when she won the women's 50m freestyle final for the fourth consecutive time, in a new Games record of 25.59s. She beat teammate Quah Ting Wen by just 0.01 seconds.
Quah Zheng Wen then won the men's 50m backstroke final in a new Games record of 25.27s to tie the 1973 mark of 21 golds.
A defiant Tao Li resoundingly beat Vietnam's swim star Nguyen Thi Anh Vien in the women's 100m butterfly final by taking gold in 59.79s, with Ting Wen claiming another silver in 1:00.30s as Nguyen finished sixth in 1:01.53.
The men's 4x100m medley relay team capped a stunning swim campaign at the OCBC Aquatic Centre when they shaved more than 3s off the Games record.
The quartet of Quah Zheng Wen, Lionel Khoo, Joseph Schooling and Clement Lim touched the wall first in 3:38.25s.
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