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Quah Qualifies for Tokyo, Books Third-Career Olympics Trip

Jul 6, 2021

Singaporean national and UCLA alumnus Ting Wen Quah has punched her ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after securing a spot on the national team via universality rules. This marks Quah's third trip to the Olympics after competing in the 2008 and 2016 Games.

A two-time CSCAA All-American at UCLA, Quah qualified for Tokyo "by virtue of being the highest-ranked athlete based upon the FINA Points Table achieved by June 2021," per the Singapore Swimming Association. She achieved those points in the 50m free and 100m free.

Quah earned four letters at UCLA from 2011-14, and was the school-record in the 200 free and 100 fly upon her graduation. She remains in the program's all-time top-10 in the 100 fly (51.89, second), 200 free (1:44.98, third), and 50 free (22.52, seventh). Quah was twice voted UCLA's Most Valuable Swimmer at the program's annual postseason banquet, taking home the award in both 2013 and 2014.

Quah made her Olympics debut at the 2008 Games in Beijing, competing in the 100 free and 400 IM as a 16-year old. She booked her second Olympics trip at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, swimming in the 100 fly. She currently holds three individual national records in the 100 free, 200 free, and 400 IM.

She becomes the third UCLA swim & dive-associated athlete to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, joining fellow alum Maria Polyakova (ROC, 3-meter diving) and incoming freshman Eden Cheng (Great Britain, 10-meter synchronized diving).

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