Schooling and Zheng Wen miss out on 100m Fly semis: Team Singapore at Tokyo 2020 [Day 6]

Joseph Schooling will not defend his Men's 100m Butterly Gold, while Yu Mengyu finishes fourth in Table Tennis

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29 July 2021, Tokyo, Japan - Singapore's Tokyo Olympic medal hopes were dashed on Thursday as Singapore swimmer Joseph Schooling did not qualify for the semi-finals of the event he won at the Rio 2016 Olympics, and paddler Yu Mengyu lost out in the bronze medal match in the Women's Singles for Table Tennis.


The only glimmer of hope of an Olympic medal now lie in the Women's Team Event for Table Tennis, where the trio of Yu Mengyu, Feng Tianwei and Lin Ye remain in contention.

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SWIMMING


Both Joseph Schooling and Quah Zheng Wen did not qualify for the Men's 100m Butterfly semi-finals from today's heats, with Quah finishing 34th out of a field of 55 competitors, in a time of 52.39 sec.


All eyes were on Joseph Schooling at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre for his pet event, but there was no joy for the Singaporean as he clocked a time of 53.12 sec to come in 44th out of 55 overall, also failing to make the semis of the 100m Fly.


Schooling’s national record still stands at 50.39 sec, a timing which he achieved back in 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games that won him both the Olympic gold and Olympic record.

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TABLE TENNIS


Singapore's outstanding performer in table tennis at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Yu Mengyu saw her dreams of clinching an individual Olympic medal end today, when she first fell to world no. 1 Chen Meng in the semi-finals in straight sets 6-11, 8-11, 7-11, 6-11 to lose 0-4 overall.


She had been undefeated for fourth matches up to that point.


Yu then came up against Japanese world no. 2 Mima Ito next at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, but could not overcome the Japanese as she fell 4-1 (11-6, 8-11, 7-11, 7-11, 6-11).


She will next join teammates Feng Tianwei and Lin Ye to participate in the Women's Team Event which starts next Monday, 2 August against France.


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SAILING


Over in sailing, sailor Ryan Lo was in action for the Men's One Person Dinghy Laser races 7-8. He started the day on 84 points and in 20th position, and completed the day with 135 net points in 22nd position after 8 races.


Lo will be back in action again tomorrow (30 July) for races 9 to 10.

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In the Women's Windsurfer RS:X event, Singapore sailor Amanda Ng competed in race 10 to 12. She started off the day on 185 net points, and ended the day on 260 net points after 12 races, with no change in position - 26th out of 27 competitors.


In spite of the fact that she will not be competing in the medal race, Ng has put in a hard shift over a grueling few days out at sea and can be proud of herself after completing her second Olympic Games.


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