Jun 06, 2016

    Quah beats US swimmers in 200m butterfly final

    QUAH Zheng Wen finished ahead of American competitors at the Indianapolis Arena Pro Swim on Sunday morning (Saturday evening US time) to win the men's 200m butterfly event.

    The national swimmer clocked 1min 57.64sec to touch home first. Americans Gunnar Bentz (1:57.70) and Michael Klueh (1:58.93) followed behind.

    Quah, 19, is one of two Singaporeans who qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August on an 'A' qualifying time. He was the fastest finalist of the 200m fly in Indianapolis, having also clocked the best times in the 100m fly (where he won silver) and 200m free events.

    Teammate Joseph Schooling, who is in action this weekend at the Longhorn Elite Invite in Austin, Texas, is the other Rio-bound swimmer.

    The Indianapolis features world championships medallist Micah Lawrence and Kevin Cordes, while Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin are in action in Austin where Singapore's Schooling is competing.