SEA Games: Quah Jing Wen grabs 1st swim gold for Team Singapore

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HANOI - Quah Jing Wen clinched Singapore's first gold medal in swimming at this year's Hanoi SEA Games as she won the women's 200m butterfly in a meet record of 2min 9.52sec at the My Dinh Water Sports Palace on Saturday (May 14).

The 21-year-old, a two-time defending champion in the event, finished ahead of Vietnam's My Thao Le Thi (2:14.20) and Thailand's Kamonchanok Kwanmuang (2:14.35).

In another final, debutant Ardi Zulhilmi Azman clocked 16:12.46 to finish sixth out of six swimmers in the men's 1,500m freestyle.

At the previous edition of the Games in 2019, Team Singapore claimed 23 golds in the Philippines, matching their best-ever haul from 2015.

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