Blog Posts by Lin Wenjian

  • Quah Zheng Wen, Mylene Ong fail to qualify for semis

    Quah Zheng Wen did not advance to the semi finals of the 200m backstroke (S'pore Sports Council)Quah Zheng Wen did not advance to the semi finals of the 200m backstroke (S'pore Sports Council)

    Teenage swimmer Quah Zheng Wen failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the 200m backstroke event on Wednesday.

    Swimming in Heat 1, the 15-year-old, who is the younger brother of national swimmer Ting Wen, clocked a time of 2:03.45 seconds

    The fastest qualifier for this event is Tyler Clary of the United States with his time of 1:56.24s.

    His fellow American and hot favourite Ryan Lochte is close behind with 1:56.36s, with Japan's pin-up Ryosuke Irie third in 1:56.81s.

    The world record for this event, 1:51.92s, is set by American Aaron Peirsol in 2009.

    Mylene Ong clocked 56.33s in the 100m freestyle, which is slower than her personal best of 55.70 (Getty)Mylene Ong clocked 56.33s in the 100m freestyle, which is slower than her personal best of 55.70 (Getty)

    In the women's 100m freestyle event, Singapore's Mylene Ong clocked 56.33s to miss out on the semi-finals.

    Swimming in Heat 3, Ong's time is also off her personal best of 55.70s.

    China's Tang Yi led the way with a blistering time of 53.28.

    Defending champion Britta Steffen of Germany, who holds the world record of 52.07s, only managed a time of 54.42s to scramble into the semis.

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  • S’pore beat S.Korea to take second bronze in table-tennis

    Feng Tianwei and co. bring home a second bronze, Singapore's best-ever medal tally at the Olympics. (Reuters)Feng Tianwei and co. bring home a second bronze, Singapore's best-ever medal tally at the Olympics. (Reuters)

    Singapore's Feng Tianwei, Li Jiawei and Wang Yuegu won a second bronze medal for the Republic at the London Olympics when they beat South Korea to clinch third place in the table tennis team event.

    Watched on by table tennis chief Lee Bee Wah and Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing at London's ExCel Arena, Feng got Singapore to a great start when she beat arch-nemesis Kim Kyung Ah 3-1 (11-9, 11-8, 4-11, 13-11) in the first singles.

    Wearing a changed red strip, Feng was the aggressor against Kim's chopping, defensive style.

    The lead changed hands several times in the first game before Feng surged ahead 9-6 midway through and never looked back, winning it 11-9.

    Feng remained in control in the second game, easily beating Kim 11-8, before an error-strewn third game allowed her opponent to win 11-4.

    In the fourth game, Feng again wore Kim down with her array of forehand smashes and reached match point at 10-8. However, she then allowed Kim to draw

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