Quah Zheng Wen is a national swimmer and two-time Olympian. He has competed in five events at the 2012 London Olympic Games and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
The swimmer is no stranger to competition. In 2015, he competed in twelve events at the Southeast Asian Games on home soil. He won a medal in all twelve events; seven were gold. He also broke six Games records, three of them by himself.
After 33rd and 35th place finishes in his maiden Olympic outing, Zheng Wen qualified for another two events in the Rio de Janeiro edition. There, he became Singapore’s first male swimmer to qualify for an Olympic semi-final. He eventually placed 15th and 10th in the 100m and 200m butterfly races respectively.
The backstroke specialist holds seven national records, four individual. His siblings, sisters Ting Wen and Jing Wen, are also national swimmers. Ting Wen herself is a fellow Olympian – the two even competed together in Rio de Janeiro.