Xiandi Chua once again broke the national record of the women’s 200-meter individual medley during the final of the 19th Asian Games at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Aquatic Sports Arena in China on Monday.
Chua, who earlier reset the national record at 2:16.43 minutes, did the trick again in the medal round, clocking in at 2:16.18 minutes for a new record despite being dead last in the eight-woman final.
Hometown bet Yu Yiting set a new Asiad record as she clocked in 2:07.75 minutes for the gold medal.
Another Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen came in second place with 2:10.34 minutes while Kim Seoyeong of South Korea picked up the bronze medal with a time of 2:10.36 minutes.
Kayla Sanchez meanwhile set a new national record in the women’s 50m backstroke with a time of 28.66 seconds for sixth place, breaking the 28.86 seconds she got in the heats.
SEA Games gold medalist Teia Salvino also walked away empty-handed, placing eighth with a time of 28.79 seconds.