No more Olympic qualifiers for Singapore swimming; Teong Tzen Wei, Quah Zheng Wen miss the cut

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Jun 15, 2024, 09:26 PM

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SINGAPORE – Team Singapore have confirmed their roster of five swimmers for the Paris Olympics – barring any late developments – as the Singapore National Swimming Championships (SNSC) concluded on June 15 without anyone making the Olympic mark.

The meet was the last opportunity for the swimmers to book their 2024 Olympic spot. World swimming body Fina will inform the national Olympic committees of their allocations on July 3.

Jonathan Tan and Letitia Sim had earlier qualified for the men’s 50m freestyle and women’s 100m breaststroke respectively, while the women’s 4x100m medley relay team of Quah Ting Wen, Quah Jing Wen, Letitia Sim and Levenia Sim also earned a berth with their top-13 finish at the World Aquatics Championships.

But top swimmers like Commonwealth Games silver medallist Teong Tzen Wei and three-time Olympian Quah Zheng Wen will be missing from the roster after failing to meet the mark.

For Tokyo 2020, Joseph Schooling and Zheng Wen met the qualifying times for three events while Chantal Liew qualified for the women’s 10km open water and Ting Wen made it via a universality place.

Summing up the qualifying campaign, national swimming head coach Gary Tan said: “I think we did a great job. The coaches put in a lot of effort to make the team come together as one and get the relay to qualify outrightly. It’s a big milestone for us.

“We always want more swimmers to qualify and the reality is we tried to push as much as we could to get as many in as we can. People may not realise but the...

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