American Samoa Freestyler Sets a New Personal Best
By Matt Bowcott of The Reporters' Academy.
Team American Samoa took to the pool for a second day, male 50m Freestyler Ching Maou Wei stepped up, in an effort to make his impact on the Aquatics Centre.
Ching was drawn in lane 3, heat 2, he had been eager to get into his competition for days. As soon as Ching hit the water his Olympic dream began. Ching touched home in a time of 27.30, a new personal best for the American Samoan swimmer.
Ching finished 3rd in his heat and 51st overall and takes a new personal best away from his first Olympics.
After the race Ching said “I got a new personal best which is great, but I think I can go a lot faster than I did today.”