Teong Tzen Wei wins silver in 50m fly for Singapore’s first 2022 Commonwealth Games medal, Latest Team Singapore News
BIRMINGHAM – National swimmer Teong Tzen Wei clinched Singapore’s first medal on the on-going Commonwealth Games on Saturday (July 30), after ending second within the males’s 50m butterfly.
He touched the wall on the Sandwell Aquatic Centre in Smethwick, England, in 23.21 seconds to clinch the silver medal. England’s Ben Proud claimed the gold in a Games document of twenty-two.81sec, whereas New Zealand’s Cameron Gray (23.27) took the bronze.
Teong, 24, mentioned: “Everyone’s right here to win. I’m proud of silver however I believe I can go quicker and higher subsequent time, so I need to go and see and look again and find out how I can enhance on my racing.
“Every race I try to give my best so whether the outcome is first or last, I always just want to improve and get better because I know that’s not my best time and we are all fighting against ourselves.”
He had certified for the ultimate because the second quickest swimmer on Friday along with his time of 23.24sec, with solely England’s Commonwealth Games triple gold medallist Proud (23.06) going beneath that. Trinidad and Tobago’s Dylan Carter (23.41) was the third quickest.
The 24-year-old’s feat in England makes him simply the third Singaporean swimmer to win a medal on the Commonwealth Games. Joseph Schooling first clinched a 100m fly silver on the 2014 version in Glasgow, earlier than Toh Wei Soong bagged a males’s S7 50m freestyle bronze at Gold Coast 2018.
Teong has been in exceptional type in latest months. At the Hanoi SEA Games in May, he grew to become the primary South-east Asian man to go beneath 22 seconds for the lads’s 50m freestyle whereas en path to the gold medal.
At the Fina World Championships in June, he certified for the lads’s 50m fly closing, making him simply the third Singaporean male swimmer to make a closing on the world meet.