Quah Zheng Wen claims bronze medal victory at FINA World Cup

“I believe that swimming in high-level meets like the World Championships and World Cup will give me the experience that is needed to compete with the best.”

Quah Zheng Wen

On Tuesday (11 August), Quah Zheng Wen clinched a bronze medal for 100m backstroke final at the FINA World Cup, smashing the existing national records.

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Zheng Wen clocked a time of 54.03 seconds which qualifies him for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


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We’ve already taken a look at compatriot Joseph Schooling’s chances of an Olympics podium finish, but what about Quah’s?

MustShareNews investigates his past performance to see if he could stand a chance of winning at the Summer Olympics 2016.

2012 Summer Olympics

Quah Zheng Wen managed to finish in the 33rd overall in 400m individual medley in 2012 London Summer Olympics. He was just 16 when he competed in the competition.

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2013 Asian Youth Games

The following year, Quah Zheng Wen competed in Nanjing Asian Youth Games in 6 events. He brought home a total of 3 gold medals, 2 silver, and 1 bronze.

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2015 SEA Games

The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2015 was held in Singapore and Quah Zheng Wen took part in 12 categories.

He crushed the games record when he clocked in a time of 25.27 seconds in the 50m backstroke.

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Then, he broke another games record for 100m backstroke event.

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And another one.

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His winning swim for the 400m individual medley inched Singapore past the previous SEA Games record of 50 gold medals, which stood for 20 years.

 
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In total, Quah Zheng Wen sealed a total of 7 gold medals, 4 silvers, and 1 bronze. He also broke 6 Games records.

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2016 Summer Olympics

Quah Zheng Wen has performed, winning the most medals in the recent Singapore SEA Games this year. Being able to clinch a bronze medal for FINA World Cup proves that he can match the big boys in the international arena.

We wish him the best for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics!


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