Christophe Lim Wen Ying

Christophe Lim Wen Ying (born October 17, 1981) is a Mauritian former swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] Lim competed for Mauritius in the men's 100 m freestyle at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He received a Universality place from FINA, in an entry time of 54.14.[2] He challenged six other swimmers in heat two, including 15-year-olds Ragi Edde of Lebanon and Dawood Youssef of Bahrain. He raced to a third-place finish in 54.33, just 0.19 seconds below his entry standard and 0.78 behind leader Gregory Arkhurst of Côte d'Ivoire. Lim failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed sixty-sixth overall in the prelims.[3][4]

Christophe Lim Wen Ying
Personal information
Full nameChristophe Lim Wen Ying
National team Mauritius
Born (1981-10-17) 17 October 1981 (age 38)
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Christophe Lim Wen Ying". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Swimming – Men's 100m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 100m Freestyle Heat 2" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 113. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Wide-open race in the men's 100 free". 18 September 2000. Retrieved 3 June 2013.