Focus On Swimmer Joseph Schooling & Men’s 4x100m Relay Team
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By Kelly Ng in Palembang
One swimmer and four sprinters truly lighted up things for Team Singapore with their sizzling form on Day 4 of the SEA Games competition in Indonesia. Following their sensational racing, swimmer Joseph Schooling and the men’s 4x100m relay team spoke to Team Singapore.
Joseph, who won gold in the men’s 200m fly at the Jakabaring Aquatic Centre in Palembang, recalled, “At the last 75m, it started to hurt a lot. But I told myself to keep focused. Before I knew it, I had touched the wall at 1:56.67. It was just a really good feeling.” Asked what he learnt most from the experience, he said, “The most important thing I got out of this race is confidence. I couldn’t have asked for more.”
Men’s 4x100m Relay Team
Over at the Jakabaring Sports Compelx, also in Palembang, the men’s 4x100m relay team of Calvin Kang, Muhammad Amiruddin Jamal, Lee Cheng Wei and Gary Yeo also had much to celebrate. There was heartache, for sure, as they had just missed gold by a hairline. They clocked the same time as Indonesia (39.91secs) but were awarded the silver after a photo finish. Speaking for his team mates, Gary said, “This will spur us on for future races.” Calvin noted, “We really fought well for the medal. All of us gave our best for this last race of the year.”