Thursday, June 11, 2015

Schooling lives up to star billing

SINGAPORE (AFP): Singapore sensation Joseph Schooling grabbed another two SEA Games swimming gold medals to reach eight on Wednesday.

The strong world and Olympic prospect shrugged off the burden of his gruelling schedule as he made it eight wins in four days, and all in event-record time.

Schooling was a whisker off his own Asian record in the 50m butterfly, timing 23.49 sec, and he was just inside the Games mark with 2:00.66 in the 200m individual medley.

The 19-year-old has only Thursday’s 4x100m medley relay left to complete a haul of nine gold medals and head to next month’s world championships in buoyant mood.

Vietnam’s “Iron Girl” Nguyen Thi Anh Vien stood out once again among the women’s swimmers as she won the 400m freestyle to reach seven gold medals.

The Star Online

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