Incheon Daily: Schooling set for 200m Butterfly Final


Incheon Daily: Schooling set for 200m Butterfly Final

21 September, 2014   Simon Evans


Team Singapore's Joseph Schooling in action during Men's 200m Butterfly heats (Photo by Vivek Prakash / Sport Singapore)


Team Singapore will be involved in three of the finals on the opening night of the swimming competition at the 2014 Asian Games, following Sunday morning’s heats at the Munhak Aquatics Center.


As expected, Joseph Schooling eased into the final of the men’s 200m butterfly with a time of 1:59.92, which was good enough for a comfortable fifth place in qualifying for the talented butterfly specialist.

Danny Yeo Kai Quan qualified for the final of the men’s 200m freestyle after finishing sixth in qualifying. Yeo’s time of 1:50.91 was good enough for third place in his heat and it means he will line up against the region’s top swimmers, including China’s Sun Yang, Japan’s Takeshi Matsuda and South Korea’s Park Taehwan, in the final.

Singapore’s other competitor in the men’s 200m freestyle, Pang Sheng Jun, finished 11th out of 25 swimmers with a time of 1:52.42. He did not qualify for the final.


Team Singapore's Lynette Lim in action during the Women's 400m Freestyle heats (Photo by Vivek Prakash / Sport Singapore)


In the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay, Team Singapore qualified for the final with a time of 3:52.63, which earned them a highly creditable fifth place in qualifying.

In the women’s 400m freestyle, Lynette Lim narrowly missed out on a place in the final, as she finished ninth with a time of 4:19.68. Rachel Tseng also missed out, finishing 11th, but she will be encouraged by a personal best of 4:21.39.

Rainer Ng’s time of 57:63 earned him 13th place in the men’s 100m backstroke, while Samantha Yeo (1:12.28) and Roanne Ho (1:14.41) finished tenth and 15th respectively in the women’s 100 meters heats. They did not qualify for the finals.


day1 shooting

Incheon Daily: Down but not beaten

Teo says that she will remain focused and bounce back following today's performance.


Incheon Daily: Go for broke

Lions coach Aide Iskandar says his charges are prepared for the crunch tie


Incheon Daily: Courage under water

The Republic's women's water polo team puts up highly commendable fight against seasoned Uzbekistan team


Incheon Daily: Historic medal for Team Singapore

Lim Wei Wen bags the nation's first ever fencing medal at the Asian Games


Incheon Daily: Commendable efforts

No medals yet but Team Singapore athletes put up a good fight on the opening day of the Asian Games.


Incheon Daily: Diamond in the rough

Fencer Lau Ywen impresses during her first outing at the Asian Games.


Incheon Daily: Hot streak

All eyes on Schooling tomorrow as he makes his Asian Games debut in the 200m fly.

day 1 fencing

Incheon Daily: Let the Games begin

Day One of the 2014 Asian Games has seen many of our Team Singapore athletes breaking boundaries. Here's a round up on the morning's events.