S'pore swimmer Quah Zheng Wen throws down gauntlet to Joseph Schooling, breaking Games Record and winning 1 Gold

Quah Zheng Wen 1. Joseph Schooling 0.

Tan Xing Qi| June 06, 08:48 PM

Swimmer Quah Zheng Wen broke the 100m backstroke Games Record with a comfortable win in Day 1 of the swimming competition today (June 6, 2015).

The win also marked the first swimming Gold for Team Singapore.

Quah came in at 54.51s, slightly more than a second faster than Indonesian swimmer I Gede Siman Sudartawa.

Quah Zheng Wen 100m backstroke

And he was so happy that he neglected the flag. No worries, dude. No need to sign extra duties.

quah zheng wen flag

Earlier, Quah lost out in a Gold at the 100m Freestyle event, finishing just 0.21s behind eventual winner Vietnamese Quy Phuoc Hoang.

Quah is battling with Joseph Schooling for the title Swim King. Both hunks will slug it out in four events: 100m Freestyle, 200m Butterfly,  200m Individual Medley and 50m Butterfly.

First blood to Quah. Over to you, Schooling.

Quah Zheng Wen 100m backstroke celebration


Top photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters.

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