19 Jul '11, 11pm

Swimming: S'pore makes stunning splash at world champs

Swimming: S'pore makes stunning splash at world champs

SINGAPORE: In the biggest success yet for synchronised swimming in the country, the Singapore team qualified for the final of the free combination event at the 14th FINA World Championships on Tuesday in Shanghai. The team of 10 Singapore women, who chalked up 70.400 points to pip Thailand and make the top 12, will meet in the final on Thursday. Speaking to Today from the Chinese city, Mr Dexter Kang, Singapore Swimming Association's general manager, said: "This is the best performance as we have not won anything internationally. We have won some medals at age-group level, but not in the Open category. "We have already nominated the team for two events at the SEA Games ... We hope this result will help the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) in their selection." The SNOC will meet on Friday to pick the athletes and teams for this year's SEA Games, which will be held ...

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