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Thiruben Thana Rajan ran 47.91s in the 400m heats of the IAAF World U18 Championships to set a new national under-18 record, pending ratification from Singapore Athletics. The National Junior College student’s time eclipsed Ng Chin Hui’s old mark of 47.97s set in 2011. It also saw him rank joint-12th overall to qualify for the semi-finals, happening on July 13, 11.45pm Singapore time.

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Gan Ching Hwee preparing herself for a race during the 13th Singapore National Swimming Championship. (Photo courtesy of Singapore Swimming Association)
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The most thrilling event of the final day of the 13th Singapore National Swimming Chapionship — the Men’s 50-metre freestyle race — was taken by dark horse Teong Tzen Wei. The 19-year-old swam a speedy 22.90s which was just enough to pip gold medal favourite, Indonesia’s Triady Fazuy, to the wall by 0.05 seconds. Fauzy had to settle for the silver with 22.95s and Darren Lim took the bronze with a time of 23.04s.

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Roanne Ho smiling after finishing first in the Women's 50m Breaststroke final on the third day of the 13th Singapore National Swimming Championship. (Photo © Stefanus Ian/Red Sports)
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Roanne Ho left the competition in her wake the second she dove in for the Women’s 50-metre Breaststroke. It was a dominating swim by the athlete and she touched the wall first, just 0.2s off her personal best, in a time of 31.66s. She was the only swimmer to have gone under the 32-second mark as the second and third placed finishers, Vanessa Evato of Indonesia and Christie Chue, could only manage a 32.16s and a 32.89s respectively.

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