Photo Credit: Chin An / SNOC

SINGAPORE— Quah Ting Wen, a Singaporean swimmer, recently earned the prestigious title of being named the Best Athletes at the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games held in Cambodia.

During the closing ceremony on Wednesday (17 May), at the Morodok Techo National Stadium, Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tea Banh presented her with the award.

Quah was one of the two recipients of this esteemed recognition, with the other recipient being Pal Choraksmey, a representative of Cambodian vovinam.

The Singapore Swimming Association also expressed their excitement and extended their congratulations to Quah Ting Wen for her remarkable achievement.

Triumphed with a remarkable tally of six gold medals and two silvers at the 2023 SEA Games

Quah Ting Wen, with an impressive swimming career representing Singapore in various international competitions, showcased her exceptional talent at the latest SEA Games.

The 30-year-old swimmer concluded the Games with six gold medals and two silvers, including a remarkable defense of her title in the women’s 100m freestyle event, where she clinched gold with a final time of 55:83.

In the women’s 100m butterfly event, Quah secured the second-place spot, finishing with a time of 59:51, just behind her sister, Jing Wen, who took the gold medal. Quah also earned a silver medal in the 50m butterfly event, clocking in at 26:66.

Participating in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay, Quah was part of the winning team that claimed the gold medal, marking Singapore’s 1,000th gold medal in the history of the SEA Games. Similarly, in the women’s 4x100m medley relay, Quah and her teammates set a new meet record of 4:06, securing another gold medal.

Continuing her winning streak, Quah emerged as part of the victorious team in the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay. In the 50m freestyle event, she not only claimed another gold medal but also set a new meet record with a time of 25:04, marking her 30th gold medal at the SEA Games.

Additionally, in the mixed 4x100m medley relay, Quah joined forces with her siblings, Zheng Wen and Jing Wen, along with Nicholas Mahabir, and set a new national record with a time of 3:51.

When interviewed by CNA, Ms Quah said she was “extremely honoured and proud to receive this award.”

“I am thankful for the opportunity to have done well for Singapore and my sport.”

“My brother received the award in 2019 and my sister was the most bemedalled athlete at the Hanoi SEA Games last year, so it feels like a nice way to close the circle.”

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