Hoe Yean unable to impress in 1,500m, finishes 5th at Doha world meet

KUALA LUMPUR: National swimmer Khiew Hoe Yean was not able to come close to his own national record in the men's 1,500 metre event at the Doha World Aquatic Championships today.

Hoe Yean clocked 15 minutes and 32.23 seconds to place fifth in his heats and 25th overall from 31 swimmers in the preliminaries.

His time was some way off his national mark of 15:21.92s which he had set at the Quensland Championships in Australia in December.

Only the top-eight qualified for the finals of the 1,500m event. Germany's Florian Wellbrock (14:48.43s), France's David Aubry (14:49.01s) and Hungary's David Bethlehem (14:51.48s) rounded out the top-three.

The 1,500m event concludes Hoe Yean's campaign at the world meet. It was a decent outing for him as he was able to renew his national record in the 800m event earlier this week.

Phee Jinq En, who competed in the women's 50m breaststroke preliminaries today, clocked 32.70s to place fourth in her heat and 30th overall from 41 swimmers.

Only the top-16 advanced to the semi-finals.

Italian Benedetta Pilato (29.89s), China's Tang Qian Ting (29.93s) and Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte (30.05s) rounded out the top-three.

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