Darren and Zheng Wen win more gold at Asian Youth Games

Darren and Zheng Wen win more gold at Asian Youth Games
Swimmer Darren Lim

SINGAPORE - Darren lim continued Singapore's fine showing in the pool at the 2nd Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China, when he won his first gold medal on Thursday in the boys' 50m freestyle.

The 14-year-old (left), who made headlines when he came within 0.04 seconds of ang Peng Siong's 31-year-old 50m freestyle national record in June, clocked 23.09 seconds at the Nanjing OSC Natatorium.

Along with Quah Zheng Wen's win in the boys' 200m individual medley, Darren's medal brings Singapore's gold count at the Games to five.

Zheng Wen continued his starring role when he scored his third gold medal of the Games in the 200m individual medley, clocking 2 minutes 4.86 seconds, 1.72s ahead of South Korea's lee Ho Hyun.

The swim team also won two silver medals and a bronze.

Marina chan narrowly missed out on gold in the girls' 50 free, finishing 0.22sec behind South Korea's Ko Mi So with a time of 26.29.

In the girls' 100m fly, Megan lim also had to settle for silver behind a South Korean swimmer. She clocked 1:01.58, while Park Jin Young touched home in 1:00.41.

The bronze went to the boys' 4x100m medley relay team.

Singapore now lie in sixth place in the medal standings with five golds, 10 silvers and six bronze medals.


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