SINGAPORE rule the pool on the second day of the SEA Games swimming events by grabbing three gold medals at the National Aquatic Center in Bukit Jalil on Tuesday (22 Aug).
It was another record-breaking day as three of the SEA Games record were shattered. However, for the Malaysian camp, there were no gold to show but they still managed to bring home two silvers and one bronze medal. Singapore, led by their Olympic star Joseph Schooling, won the men’s 200m Butterfly, 4x100M Freestyle Relay and the Women’s 50m Breaststroke. Roanne Ho Ru’en won in the Women’s 50M Breaststroke, while Zheng Wen Quah cruised to win in the 200M butterfly events respectively.
Schooling led the Men’s 4x100M Freestyle Relay team for their third gold of the day. Vietnam’s two gold medals were delivered by ace swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien in the Women’s 200M Backstroke and 400M Freestyle events.
The Malaysian swimmers didn’t have it their way after just clinching silver medals in the Women’s 50M Breaststroke through Phee Jinq En & the Men’s 4x100M Freestyle Relay team. The bronze was won by Daniel Lim Jun Liang in the Men’s 200M breaststroke.