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Quah Ting Wen (Chinese: 柯婷文; born 18 August 1992) is a Singaporean competitive swimmer.[2]

Quah Ting Wen
Personal information
Nationality Singapore
Born (1992-08-18) 18 August 1992 (age 27)
Singapore
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle, IM
College teamUniversity of California, Los Angeles [1]

Early life and educationEdit

Quah studied in Raffles Girls' School (Secondary) and Raffles Institution under the Integrated Programme.[3] She then went on to study in University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and was on the college's swim team.[4] She graduated in 2014.[5]

Swimming careerEdit

Collegiate levelEdit

International levelEdit

2005 Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Quah first represented Singapore on the international level in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games.[6]

2006 Commonwealth GamesEdit

2006 Asian GamesEdit

2007 Southeast Asian GamesEdit

2008 Olympic GamesEdit

At the 2008 Olympic Games, Quah failed to qualify in the heats of the 400m Individual Medley event but set a new national record (4:51.25).

2009 Asian Youth GamesEdit

Quah was Singapore's flag bearer for the 2009 Asian Youth Games.[7] She won three individual gold medals in the 50 m, 100 m and 200 m freestyle events while setting national records for all three (25.43, 55.57 and 1:59.21).[8] She won the team gold and bronze medals in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay and 4 × 100 m medley relay events, respectively.

2009 Southeast Asian GamesEdit

2013 FINA Swimming World CupEdit

Quah set a new national record in the 200 m freestyle event in the second leg of the 2013 FINA Swimming World Cup, held in Berlin, Germany. Her new timing of 1:58.80 was 0.09 seconds faster than Lynette Lim's three-day-old record of 1:58.89.[9]

2013 Southeast Asian GamesEdit

2014 Asian GamesEdit

2015 Southeast Asian GamesEdit

2017 Southeast Asian GamesEdit

2019 Southeast Asian GamesEdit

She swam for Singapore at the following games, winning...

Personal lifeEdit

Quah has a younger brother, Quah Zheng Wen, who is a national swimmer of note. Her younger sister, Quah Jing Wen is also a national swimmer of Singapore.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ting Quah - Swimming & Diving". UCLA.
  2. ^ Quah's entry from www.sports-reference.com; retrieved 2009-07-20.
  3. ^ "Ting Wen's toughest struggles". www.asiaone.com. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Ting Quah - Swimming & Diving". UCLA. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  5. ^ "The SEA-soned Medallist: Quah Ting Wen". ActiveSG. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  6. ^ Heng, Lim Say (6 June 2015). "Quah siblings raring to make waves at SEA Games". The New Paper. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Flagged for AYG success". AsiaOne. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  8. ^ "New golden girl". AsiaOne. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Swimmers set new short-course marks". Today. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  10. ^ "The 1 to watch". AsiaOne. Retrieved 15 December 2013.