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.