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SMU alumnus Danny Yeo strikes bronze at 18th Asian Games

20 Aug 2018

(Photo courtesy of Singapore Swimming Association)
(From left, Joseph Schooling, Quah Zheng Wen, Jonathan Tan, and Danny Yeo)

Danny Yeo (BBM, Class of 2018) has won Singapore's first Asian Games medal at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang.

Swimming in the Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay together with teammates Joseph Schooling, Quah Zheng Wen, and Jonathan Tan, the quartet posted a national record time of 7:14.15 secs to take home the bronze medal behind Japan and China. 

Via a text message,  Danny thanked SMU for the school’s continual support in his pursuits. “SMU has played a big part in my journey.” Danny was a recipient of the SMU Athlete Development Award from 2013-2015 for three years in a row. The award recognises the achievements of top student-athletes in SMU, and provides them with financial support in their continued pursuit of sporting excellence while studying in SMU.

SMU President Professor Arnoud De Meyer conveyed his heartiest congratulations to Danny last night on behalf of the university when news of the team's success broke soon after the swim.

At this year's Asian Games, Danny is slated to swim in 5 events including the 200m Freestyle and the 4x200m Freestyle Relay that are both completed.  He is down for the 100m Freestyle and 4x100m Freestyle Relay, as well as the 4x100m Medley Relay. Do catch Danny in action and give him your support!

Last updated on 21 Aug 2018 .