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ST Sports Talk Ep 135: Road to the Olympics: The Joseph Schooling interview
Synopsis: The Straits Times tackles the biggest sports talking points every month.
After winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, life for swimmer Joseph Schooling is now a grind of sweat and purpose with a break only for Netflix and a rare 9 holes of golf. He shares the lessons he has learnt since then and his preparations for the Tokyo Games.
In this episode, assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath and sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz speak with Singapore's Olympic champion Joseph Schooling.
- Joseph Schooling’s gold dreams, lockdown lifestyle, and day-to-day routines (1:00)
- How is it being in the United States' sporting atmosphere (6:17)
- Lessons learnt after winning gold at the 2016 Olympics (7:28)
- Realities of serving National Service, managing expectations and goals for the next Olympics (12:20)
- How a muted audience at the Tokyo Olympics might affect his performance (16:39)
Edited by: Hadyu Rahim & Fa'izah Sani
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1. Joseph Schooling’s Gold dreams, lockdown lifestyle, and day-to-day routines (00:01:00)
2. How is it being in the United States atmosphere (00:06:17)
3. Lessons learnt after winning Gold in the 2016 Olympics (00:07:28)
4. Realities of serving National Service, managing expectations and goals for the next Olympics (00:12:20)
5. How a muted audience at the Tokyo Olympics might affect his performance (00:16:39)