By Lim Yong Teck/Red Sports

FINA Swimming World Cup 2015 Singapore

Quah Zheng Wen of Singapore swims during the men’s 200m backstroke final on day two of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015. (Photo 1 © Lim Yong Teck/Red Sports)

OCBC Aquatic Centre, October 3-4, 2015 — Despite feeling under the weather, Quah Zheng Wen managed to earn two impressive podium finishes at the Singapore leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup.

Singapore is the fifth stop of the Swimming World Cup, and the tour has three remaining legs in Tokyo, Doha and Dubai.

Quah, the second of three siblings, clinched a silver in the men’s 50m backstroke with a timing of 25.50 seconds, and earned a joint-silver alongside Russia’s Viacheslav Prudnikov in the men’s 100m butterfly in 53.66 seconds.

Quah also featured in the men’s 200m backstroke final, and eked out a fourth-placed finish with a timing of 2:04.62.

Danny Yeo was the only other local swimmer to medal at the event, taking home a silver medal in the men’s 200m freestyle in 1:51.75.

An up-and-coming Zachary Ian Tan also took part in his first Swimming World Cup, delivering a laudable performance against older competitors.

The 12-year-old topped the slowest heats of the men’s 200m breaststroke on day one, finishing in 2:26.13. His timing was a good three seconds ahead of 15-year-old Adam Tan, who clocked 2:29.58 to finish second.

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