While competing at the Singapore National Age Group Championships at OCBC Aquatic Centre this weekend, two-time Olympian Quah Ting Wen scored a new national record in the women’s 50 LCM freestyle.
In tonight’s final, the 24-year-old registered a time of 25.27 to not only claim the gold, but to also overtake the previous Singaporean national mark of 25.38 held by Amanda Lim since the 2009 Asian Youth Games. Quah’s victorious time also clinched a probable SEA Games berth in the event, making it the 4th event in which she surpassed the ‘A’ qualifying mark. Quah also made the qualifying mark in the 100m backstroke and 50/100m butterfly.
Of her performance, Quah said she was ‘very pleased’ in what she calls ‘an on and off event’ event for her. The Age Group Championships marks her first meet back since undergoing minor surgery late last year. Her left arm had an implant removed, one which was inserted after a surfing accident back in 2011.
Quah Ting Wen is sister to Quah Zheng Wen, the Singaporean national swimmer and fellow Olympian who was just deemed eligible to compete for Cal at the Men’s NCAA Championships.