Sailing duo Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low in comeback: Team Singapore at Tokyo 2020 [Day 7]

Strong showing from sailors, as three Singapore athletes wrap up their Tokyo campaigns

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30 July 2021, Tokyo, Japan - There was good news in sailing today, as duo Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low closed the gap on the leaders with three good races, scoring third, second and seventh to end the day in 13th position, up from 16th the previous sailing day.

Elsewhere, Olympic debutant rower Joan Poh ended her Olympic campaign with a strong finish - to finish 28th out of a field of 32 competitors overall.

Sailor Ryan Lo and swimmer Quah Ting Wen also ended their competition in Tokyo today with admirable performances.


Lighter winds allowed sailing duo Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low to play comfortably at the front of the fleet for the first two of today's three races in the Sailing Women's Skiff 49er FX (races 7 to 9).

The duo had started the day in 16th position, with 63 net points, but their strong showing today saw them leapfrog into 13th position, ending the day on 75 points.

They will finish their qualifying races tomorrow (races 10 - 12) Friday, 31 July 2021.

Olympic debutant Ryan Lo also called time on his Tokyo stay with a good finish in the Men's One Person Dinghy Laser, coming in 21st out of a field of 35 after 10 races.

It has been a promising campaign for the Singaporean sailor, who is one of 17 debutants making their Olympic bow for Singapore at Tokyo 2020.

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In rowing, Joan Poh clocked a time of 8:21.23 to finish 4th out of 6 competitors in the Finals E for Women's Single Sculls, putting her in 28th position overall out of a field of 32 competitors.

The Tan Tock Seng nurse is only the second rower in history to represent Singapore at the Olypmic Games, the first being Saiyidah Aisyah at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Over at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre, Quah Ting Wen wrapped up her third Olympic Games campaign in the women’s 50m freestyle heats today. She clocked a time of 26.16 sec to finish 40th out of a field of 81 swimmers and did not progress to the semi-finals of the event.

Quah made her debut at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games before missing the 2012 edition of the Olympics due to a freak accident. She then qualified for the 2016 and 2020 editions of the Games.

She currently holds six national records, three of which are individual: in the 100m and 200m freestyle, and the 400m individual medley.

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