Joseph Schooling Concludes 2015 SEA Games With 9 Gold Medals


  • Saturday, June 6 – Thursday, June 11
  • OCBC Aquatics Centre, Singapore
  • Prelims 9AM / Finals 7 PM (local time)
  • Entry lists
  • Meet results

After winning his first eight events, Singapore’s Joseph Schooling split 51.50 on the butterfly leg of the 400 medley relay, leading his relay to finish with a new record time of 3:38.25. Also on the relay was Khoo Chien yin, Quah Zheng Wen, and Lim Clement Yong, giving Singapore’s swim team their 23rd gold medal and 42nd total medal for the week.

**Update: Schooling swam the butterfly leg of the relay, rather than the backstroke leg, which is what was originally reported. Quah Zheng Wen led off with a 54.81 100 backstroke.

The first event of the day was won by Indonesia’s Gunawan Indra, posting a gold medal time in the men’s 50 breaststroke of 28.27. He was within .02 hundreths of a second off of his meet record from 2011.

Singapore’s Lim Xiang Qi popped a meet record to win the women’s 50 freestyle with a time of 25.59. It was an incredibly close race, coming down to .01 seconds. Quah Ting Wen won the silver medal with a time of 25.60, also swimming under the previous record.

Another record immediately followed in the men’s 50 backstroke. Quah Zheng Wen reached for the wall in 25.27 for the gold medal.

Malaysia’s Sim Welson Wee Sheng had a fantastic swim to win the gold medal in the men’s 400 freestyle, posting a record time of 3:53.97.

The final individual win of the night came from Tao Li, despite being challenged and called out by Nguyen earlier in the week. Tao was the only swimmer to finish under 1 minute with a time of 59.79.

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This dude is amazing. Time wise I’m most impressed with his 100m free, though his 50m free was incredibly fast considering it looked so technically poor… I’m fairly sure he took 3 breaths within 6 strokes somewhere near the middle (could be wrong though).


Yes, the analysts were “complaining” about his technique. But hey, it brought him the gold


Wow he is good, 54.8 and not even a backstroker. I genuinely believe he will go around the following times in Kazan if he swims all of them-
50 fly- 23.0
100 fly- 50.7
200 fly- 1:53.9
200 IM- 1:57.9

Justin Thompson

I’m not sure why people think he’s going to go a 50 point this year. Who besides Phelps has gone a 50 point in a textile in the last 4 years, but all of a sudden all the up and coming fliers are going to swim a 50 point.


50 fly – 23.25
100 fly – 51.25
200 fly – 1:54.25
200 IM – 1:58.25

Swimmer A

Haha I mean, ur fly prediction is only .26 off of that….. so like how skeptical could you really be?


Welcome the sport of swimming. Where in 50m and 100m races .26 is a lot.

Justin Thompson

I like the kid and may be a little ambitious with that 51.25. I just think people are taking a 50 pt a little lightly these days.

wave rider

It’s not that people are taking 50 point lightly, it’s because people realize Joe Schooling really is THAT good. We are talking about a guy who went 51.69 before one day of training in Austin. Since then he has gone a textile best in the 100 scy fly, split the fastest scy 50 fly ever, and stepped up and beat the #1 and 2 200 scy flyers of all time. We are talking about a coach that coached the best LCM 100 fly performance ever. We are talking about a fierce competitor on the same level as Phelps. I love that intense firey spirit, Schooling is my second favorite swimmer and that is saying a lot because I really like… Read more »

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