Xin Lin breaks national record in Singapore, first woman to do so in two years

Breakthrough: Chong Xin Lin (above and below) splashing to a new national 50m backstroke record in Singapore yesterday.

PETALING JAYA: Swimmer Khiew Hoe Yean continued to deliver but it was teenager Chong Xin Lin who stole the show by splashing to a new national record in the Singapore National Championships yesterday.

The 16-year-old Xin Lin did not make the podium but powered her way into the record books after winning the B final of the women’s 50m backstroke event in 29.32s to break the old mark that stood for eight years.

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