Singapore’s Joseph Schooling qualified sixth fastest in the men’s 100m freestyle at the Rio Olympic Games on Tuesday.
The swimmer’s time of 48.27 seconds was enough to push him through to the semi-finals of the event, which will take place on Wednesday at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.
The heat saw him record a personal best and a national record however he felt that there more in the tank.
“I was a little nervous going in so it’s always nice to get the first swim out of the way. I think I’ll be a lot better tonight, I felt a little weird this morning,” he said afterwards.
Kyle Chalmers of Australia was fastest, touching the wall in a time of 47.9 seconds, just 0,01 ahead of Caeleb Dressel of the United States.
Schooling will also feature in his preferred event, the 100m butterfly, with the heats starting on Thursday.