Asean’s quickest swimmer, Singapore’s Teong Tzen Wei, improved on his personal 50m butterfly private finest to make it to his first World Aquatics Championships last.
On Saturday (June 18), the 24-year-old clocked 23.03sec to complete fourth out of eight swimmers within the second semi-final on the Danube Area in Budapest, Hungary, to qualify because the seventh-fastest general.
Earlier, he had superior from Warmth 8 when he got here in sixth out of 10 swimmers in 23.51. His earlier private better of 23.04 was set when he gained the occasion on the Hanoi SEA Video games in Could.
The ultimate, the place he’s the one Asian, will happen early on Monday (Singapore time).
The quickest finalist is 2017 winner Ben Pleased with Britain (22.76) adopted by reigning world champion Caeleb Dressel of the US (22.79). Italian Thomas Ceccon additionally clocked 22.79.
Teong has turn into the primary Singaporean since Joseph Education gained a 100m fly joint-bronze on the 2017 version to make it to the final eight of a last.
At that very same meet, additionally held in Budapest, Education set an Asian 50m fly file of twenty-two.93 which nonetheless stands.
Teong has loved a meteoric rise in recent times. On the SEA Video games, he set a blistering nationwide 50m freestyle file of 21.93 en path to profitable gold and changing into the primary man from the area to go beneath 22 seconds.