SG Daily: Schooling Powers on for Two More Gold
11 June, 2015
Team Singapore's Joseph Schooling in action (Photo Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters)
It has been a tough schedule for Singapore’s swimming star Joseph Schooling but despite his heavy workload, the 19-year-old showed no signs of tiredness as he picked up another two gold medals at the 28th Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday.
Schooling now has six golds from these Games and with three races left, he is on target for an incredible tally.
The University of Texas student comfortably won the 100 metres Butterfly, his favourite event, then led off the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay to victory with team mates Clement Lim, Danny Yeo and Quah Zheng Wen.
Schooling has won gold in each of the six events he has contested at Singapore's impressive new Aquatic Centre over the last three days.
Team Singapore's Joseph Schooling celebrates winning the Gold medal (Photo Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters)
Not only has he won each time - he has also underlined his status as the region’s top male swimmer by breaking the SEA Games record in all of the races he has contested so far, as well as getting under the 'A' qualifying time for next year's Rio Olympics in four different events.
Schooling's 18-year-old team mate Quah has already won eight medals in the pool, including five gold, and has an opportunity to bag another four.
Quah swam the anchor leg in Tuesday's relay after he had earlier stormed to victory in the 400m Individual Medley.
Team Singapore’s fourth win in the pool on Tuesday came courtesy of Tao Li, who has made history by winning the gold medal for the 6th consecutive time with a 1:02.67, in the women’s 100m Backstroke.