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Joseph Schooling clinches two medals and breaks national records at FINA Swimming World Cup

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(L-R): Teong Tzen Wei, Joseph Schooling, Amanda Lim, Roanne Ho poses for a photo after clinching silver in the Mixed 4 x 50m Medley Relay. (L-R)Team Singapore swimmers Teong Tzen Wei, Joseph Schooling, Amanda Lim and Roanne Ho posing for a photo after clinching silver in the Mixed 4 x 50m Medley Relay. Photo: Sport Singapore

Team Singapore clinched silver in the Mixed 4x50m Medley Relay with a time of 1 minute 42.21 seconds during the final day of the FINA Swimming World Cup presented by Yakult. Australia won gold with a time of 1 minute 39.69 seconds and Hong Kong coming in third at 1 minute 43.30 seconds.

The team consisted of Joseph Schooling, Roanne Ho, Teong Tzen Wei, and Amanda Lim.

Schooling wowed the crowd by setting a new national record in a stroke he’s less associated with, clocking 24.08 seconds in the 50m Backstroke.

Earlier in the evening, Joseph Schooling clinched the bronze medal in the Men's 50m Butterfly with a time of 22.40 seconds setting a new national record as well. Vladimir Morozov of Russia and Michael Andrew of the United States came in first and second respectively with a time of 22.17 and 22.32 seconds.

Joseph Schooling in action during the Men’s 50m Butterfly.Joseph Schooling in action during the Men’s 50m Butterfly. Photo: Sport Singapore

“I’m still lacking a little bit, but from how I felt on Thursday and to come back here and step up and to have a lot of fun with my teammates, I’m very happy,” Schooling said.

Vladimir Morozov of Russia made a clean sweep in all seven legs of the World Cup this year, walking away with being the best male swimmer in cluster three as well as for the entire series.

“In almost all the events I participated in, I did best times. So I feel very good, it is a very good start to this season,” Morozov said.

“The World Championships are coming up pretty quickly in China so we will see what I can do there.”

Sarah Sjoestroem of Sweden won gold in all her events on the final night here in Singapore to win the best female swimmer of the entire series while Katina Hosszu of Hungary won the best female swimmer for cluster three.

 

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