Only his first day of racing at the 28th Sea Games 2015, one of Singapore’s top swimmers Joseph Isaac Schooling has already bagged two gold medals at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.
The first gold medal he won was from the Men’s 100m Freestyle Final, breaking the game record at 48.58 seconds. The second gold medal was his too, when he and his relay team, came first in the Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Final. The Singapore relay team, consisting of Joseph Schooling, Pang Sheng Jun, Yeo Kai Quan and Quah Zheng Wen, also broke the game record at 7 minutes 18.14 seconds.
The Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay team was all smiles during the victory ceremony. Photo credit: David Chew PS / SINGSOC
Many would wonder what runs through Joseph Schooling’s mind just before his race. Here is what the man himself has got to say: “Just listen to my music, focus on myself, absorb the crowd, and just soak everything in. During an event, it is not about what could happen, but just worry about what you are doing right now. That is what I basically do.”
You can catch Joseph Schooling in action at events such as Men’s 50m Freestyle, Men’s 200m Butterfly, Men’s 100m Butterfly, Men’s 50m Butterfly and Men’s 200m Individual Medley.
Joseph Schooling striking a victory pose after winning the Men’s 100m Freestyle Final event. Photo credit: Byron Wee / SINGSOC
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