By Lim Yong Teck/Red Sports
Singapore Sports School, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 — Tan Jing-E of Methodist Girls’ School clocked a time of 1 minute 3.00 seconds to win the girls’ C Division 100 metres butterfly final at the 54th National Schools Swimming Championships. It broke the previous meet record of 1:03.57 set by Meagan Lim in 2010.
Jing-E commented: “I was nervous at the start, but I’m really happy that I broke the record. Praise God for the win!”
The 12-year-old is within striking distance of a long-standing national age group mark. The Under-14 record of 1:02.83 was set by Christel Bouvron way back in June 1998.
Taking home the silver and bronze medals were Deon Tan from Singapore Sports School and Daphne Tan from Raffles Girls’ School.
Deon finished the race with a time of 1:07.06 while Daphne clocked 1:09.47.
C Division Girls 100m Butterfly Results
1st Tan Jing-E (Methodist Girls’ School) — 1:03.00
2nd Tan Xuan Ru Deon (Raffles Girls’ School) — 1:07.06
3rd Tan Shun Hui Daphne (Raffles Girls’ School) — 1:09.47
4th Lua Jia Ning Emily (Nanyang Girls’ High School) — 1:11.49
5th Yeo Yen Ling Kathlyn (Singapore Chinese Girls’ School) — 1:13.69
6th Lim Hui Joy (Methodist Girls’ School) — 1:14.62
7th Lian Lexin Ida (Methodist Girls’ School) — 1:19.16
8th Wong Lu Yi Evangelyn (St. Margaret’s Secondary) — 1:21.05
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