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Gaining From World Cup On Homeground

2019 FINA Swimming World Cup, Singapore Leg

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The FINA Swimming World Cup made its third stop in the seven-part 2019 circuit in Singapore from 15 to 17 August 2019. Since its launch in 1988, the World Cup series makes its way across Asia, Europe and the Middle East each year and attracts elite swimmers from around the world.

Singapore’s Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay quartet – comprising Singapore Sports School alumnus Pang Sheng Jun and national teammates Cherlyn Yeoh, Darren Chua and Quah Ting Wen – was second to touch the wall in 3:31.53s, behind Australia and ahead of China in the Final on 16 August. Sheng Jun also made it into the Men’s 200m Individual Medley Final where he finished 6th.

Year 1 post-secondary swimmer Ritchie Oh Rui Zhi from the Diploma in Business Studies programme was Sports School’s other swimmer who achieved a top-8 finish at the meet. The 17-year-old ranked 4th overall in the Men’s 1,500m Freestyle timed finals.

Seventeen Sports School swimmers were part of the 143 competitors from 24 countries at the SWC Singapore leg held at the OCBC Aquatic Centre. Swimming Academy student-athletes participated in 66 individual events and achieved 18 Personal Best times over the three days.