The second day of the 16th Singapore National Swimming Championships (SNSC) Invitationals (Major Games Qualifier) on Thursday saw 19-year-old Jonathan Tan meet the Olympic Games ‘B’ Cut in the Men’s 200m Freestyle.
The AquaTech Swimming (ATS) swimmer won the final ahead of Glen Lim, also of ATS and Ardi Azman of Aquarian Aquatic School (AAS).
Tan clocked 1:50.17s, under the set Olympic ‘B’ mark of 1:50.23s, while Glen was second in 1:50.23s, while Ardi clocked 1:52.07s to finish third.
“I tried my best, it was a swim that I can learn from.
“It was not a time that I wanted to do for this meet, as I was aiming to hit a new personal best, but it did not happen and this is sport, and I just have to get back on track and move on to the next event”, said Tan when asked about his race.
“Training carries on as what we have been doing, training our stamina and our techniques and that branches out to things such as our dives, our strokes and all the minor details from past races that we need to work on”, he added when asked about the steps leading up to the SEA Games, where he has already qualified for the 50m and 100m Freestyle events.
Day 3 of the meet will see the Men’s and Women’s 100m Breaststroke and Butterfly, 200m Backstroke and the 400m Freestyle.
All results available here.