Singapore males’s 4x100m freestyle relay workforce disqualified after profitable race, Latest Swimming News
The Singapore males’s 4x100m freestyle relay workforce had seemed set to retain their SEA Games title after ending first in 3min 17.19sec, forward of Malaysia (3:20.13) and hosts Vietnam (3:21.81) on the My Dinh Water Sports Palace on Saturday (May 14).
But halfway via their post-race interviews, the Republic’s quartet of Joseph Schooling, Mikkel Lee, Quah Zheng Wen and Jonathan Tan acquired a impolite shock after they had been instructed that that they had been disqualified. They had been then ushered away.
Malaysia and the Philippines had been additionally disqualified, leaving Vietnam (3:21.810) to take the gold, with Indonesia (3:24.090) and Thailand (3:24.280) finishing the rostrum underneath the official outcomes.
Swimming’s nationwide head coach Gary Tan stated: ”Kudos to the boys, no fault of anyone’s.
”I feel that is one thing that occurs in a aggressive setting and it simply goes to point out our boys are hungry to win that medal. We’ll flip one thing that was unhealthy at this time into one thing good hopefully within the subsequent few days.
”It’s primarily based off a technicality, it is very powerful to make that protest despite the fact that we had been looking for a purpose and needed to guarantee that this was not a problem of a technical error.
”I do not wish to put it in a nasty manner, however there have been a variety of issues with what’s been occurring technically on the bottom right here. We work with regardless of the circumstance is and we work with it.”
At the final SEA Games within the Philippines in 2019, Singapore had gained the boys’s 4x100m free relay in 3:16.82.
This was Schooling’s first race of the Hanoi Games. He can even be defending his 100m butterfly title.