S1E156: Teong Tzen Wei’s rise from ‘Old Chang Kee boy’ to swim star

  • 22 Jun 2022

Synopsis: Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, The Straits Times tackles the talking points in Singapore sport. In this episode, ST sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz chats with national swimmer Teong Tzen Wei about his recent milestones in the pool. Teong, 24, talks about becoming only the third Singaporean man to race in the final of a World Championships, becoming the only South-east Asian to go under 22 seconds in the 50m freestyle, and how he experienced a sea change in his outlook to training and competing. Highlights (click/tap above): 00:58 Racing in a final at the World C’ships 03:40 Processing a fabulous month of swimming 06:28 Embracing the ‘late bloomer’ tag 09:07 Old Chang Kee.. before a change in mindset Read more: https://str.sg/wu7e Produced by: Sazali Abdul Aziz (msazali@sph.com.sg) & Eden Soh Edited by: Eden Soh Follow ST Sports Talk Podcast episodes every second and fourth Wednesday of the month: Channel: https://str.sg/JWRE Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWRa Spotify: https://str.sg/JW6N Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/JX88 SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/ Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Sazali Abdul Aziz on Twitter: https://str.sg/JbxS Read his stories: https://str.sg/Jbxq --- Discover ST's special edition podcasts: Singapore's War On Covid: https://str.sg/wuJa The Unsolved Mysteries of South-east Asia: https://str.sg/wuZ2 Stop Scams: https://str.sg/wuZB Invisible Asia: https://str.sg/wuZn --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check: https://str.sg/JWaN In Your Opinion: https://str.sg/w7Qt Your Money & Career: https://str.sg/wB2m SG Extra: https://str.sg/wukR #PopVultures: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This!: https://str.sg/JWas The Big Story: https://str.sg/wuZe Lunch With Sumiko: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #sportstalk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.