Joseph Schooling Completes Epic 9 Gold Spree at SEA Games

28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 - OCBC Aquatic Centre, Singapore - 7/6/15 Swimming - Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay - Final - Singapore's Quah Zheng Wen (L), Pang Sheng Jun (C) and Joseph Schooling celebrate winning the relay SEAGAMES28 TEAMSINGAPORE Mandatory Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters
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Singapore’s Joseph Schooling completed an epic nine-gold winning spree at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games with a win in the men’s 400-meter medley relay on the final night.

Zheng Wen Quah (54.81), Lionel Khoo (1:02.33), Schooling (51.50) and Clement Lim (49.61) took down the Games record with a 3:38.25 for the win.  The swim blasted the previous Singapore mark of 3:43.62 set in 2013 here at the SEA Games, while also downing Indonesia’s Games mark of 3:41.35 from 2011.

Schooling’s Medal Count

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Vietnam’s Vien Nguyen closed out an epic meet on the women’s side with eight golds a silver and a bronze by winning the women’s 200-meter breast with a Vietnamese record.

Nguyen won in 2:31.16, downing the previous national mark of 2:33.09 set by Thi Hue Pham in 2010. Thailand’s Phiangkhwan Pawapotako (2:31.51) and Singapore’s Samantha Yeo (2:35.60) placed second and third.

Nguyen’s Medal Count

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Malaysia’s Welson Sim posted a Games-record 3:53.97 to win the men’s 400-meter free.  That swim cleared the 3:53.99 set by Henry Bego back in 2009.

Philippines’ Jessie Lacuna took second in 3:55.34 with Singapore’s Sheng Jun Pang earning third in 3:57.60.

Singapore’s Zheng Wen Quah downed his national mark with a Games-record time of 25.27 in the men’s 50-meter back.  That swim beat Gede Sudartawa’s 2011 meet record of 25.62, and lowered Quah’s Singapore mark of 25.69 from the 2015 Singapore Age Group Championships.

Sudartawa took second tonight in 25.34 with Thailand’s Kasipat Chograthin placing third in 25.78.

Singapore’s Xiang Qi Lim (25.59) and Ting Wen Quah (25.60) went 1-2 in the women’s 50-meter free with both surpassing Lim’s Games-record 25.69 from 2013.  Philippines’ Jasmine Alkhadi finished third in 25.79.

Indonesia’s Indra Gunawan topped the men’s 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 28.27, while Philippines’ Joshua Hall placed second in 28.32.  Malaysia’s Fukang Wong snared third in 28.67.

Singapore’s Tao Li claimed the women’s 100-meter fly in 59.79, while Quah posted a second-place time of 1:00.30.  Alkhaldi snared third overall in 1:01.00.

2015 Southeast Asian Games, Day Six – Results


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    “Singapore’s Xiang Qi Lim (25.59) and Ting Wen Quah (25.60) went 1-2 in the women’s 50-meter breast with both surpassing Amanda Lim’s Games-record 25.69 from 2013. Philippines’ Jasmine Alkhadi finished third in 25.79.”

    The ‘two’ Lim girls (25.59 and 25.69) are actually the same swimmer (Chinese name problem) and the stroke was freestyle otherwise Ruta M should be very worried.

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    Singapore just completed staging the Southeast Games which involves numerous sports aside from aquatics.

    Singapore will host the World Junior Swimming Championships in a couple of months.

    Singapore also was the site of the first Youth Olympics a few years ago.

    You could fit ALL of Singapore into Lois Angeles County and still have plenty of room to spare.

    How is it that this tiny nation can host all these major sporting events and not break a sweat while the richest nation in the history of humankind has NEVER hosted the World Aquatics Championships — despite the fact we are arguably the No. 1 swimming power globally and likely have the most competitive swimmers of any nation?

    And the one time when we were to host the World Championships (1982, Santa Clara) the City Fathers balked at the cost and the meet was moved to Guayaquil, Ecuador — a real swimming hotbed.

    Well maybe if we didn’t spend more than a half-trillion dollars annually keeping Mr. Boeing and Mr. Lockheed Martin in business we’d have a few mas dollars in our pockets and be able to afford to bid on the Worlds.

    And now the President wants to send 450 more “advisors” to Iraq:?

    Where have we heard this tune before!