Tap euphoria to push Singapore sports further

When the euphoria has settled after celebrating our golden boy Joseph Schooling's historic win at the Rio Olympics, more work will need to be done to preserve the momentum.

Sport Singapore and the Singapore Sports School have been trying to lift Singapore sports on the world stage.

At the recent Asian Games and SEA Games, we saw our athletes win more medals and improving their performance.

Parents' mindsets will have to further change such that sports can be considered another option to channel their children's talent and passions, besides vocations such as the arts and music.

Schooling winning Singapore's first Olympic gold medal will further cement strong tripartite partnerships among athletes, parents and Singapore Sports' sporting fraternity to come together in promoting sports and bringing more glorious golden moments at the SEA Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.

Jason Ong