Former Olympic Schooling champion broke the rules, Singapore was stripped of gold
A fierce controversy broke out between the Singapore delegation and the swimming referee team after former Olympic champion Joseph Schooling was determined to have broken the rules, causing Singapore to be stripped of the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay gold.
In the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay, the results were announced by the organizers after the competition ended, Singapore won gold, Malaysia silver, and host Vietnam won bronze.
However, this result later changed unexpectedly. The referees determined that the Singaporean and Malaysian swimmers violated the starting rules, so the achievement was cancelled. In particular, the former 2016 Olympic champion J.Schooling is the swimmer of the Singapore swimming team who broke the rules when starting. With this “89th minute” change, from the bronze medal position, the Vietnamese relay swimming team was promoted to receive the gold medal, while the silver medal belonged to Indonesia and Thailand won bronze.
From being the team that won the gold medal, the Singapore team lost the medal in the men’s 4×100 freestyle. Members of the Singapore swimming team had a heated argument with the SEA Games 31 swimming referee team.
It is very remarkable that the general referee of swimming and who made the decision to strip Singapore’s gold medal is a… Singaporean.
As noted, until the final content of swimming on the evening of May 14 ended, the Singapore side still decided to sue the referee team to reclaim the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay gold medal.
In today’s competition day, the Vietnamese swimming team performed very well. In addition to the controversial gold medal in the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay, the host Vietnam also won 2 golds in the men’s 100m breaststroke by Pham Thanh Bao and the 1500m freestyle by Nguyen Huy Hoang.
In these gold medals, fisherman Pham Thanh Bao broke the record sea Games with a record of 1 minute 01 second 17. The old record belonged to James Deiparine (Philippines) at SEA Games 30 with the parameter 1 minute 01 second 46.
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