Singapore swimmer Joseph Schooling attracted online criticism after coming last in his heat in at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Photo: EPA-EFE Singapore swimmer Joseph Schooling attracted online criticism after coming last in his heat in at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Photo: EPA-EFE
Singapore swimmer Joseph Schooling attracted online criticism after coming last in his heat in at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Photo: EPA-EFE

Singapore’s president defends Joseph Schooling amid scorn over Tokyo Olympics performance

  • The swimmer won Singapore’s first Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro but failed to qualify in the same event in Tokyo, prompting online mockery
  • President Halimah Yacob and a number of other politicians defended him, with Schooling telling local media he was moved by the support

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Singapore swimmer Joseph Schooling attracted online criticism after coming last in his heat in at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Photo: EPA-EFE Singapore swimmer Joseph Schooling attracted online criticism after coming last in his heat in at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Photo: EPA-EFE
Singapore swimmer Joseph Schooling attracted online criticism after coming last in his heat in at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Photo: EPA-EFE
READ FULL ARTICLE