Swimming: Joseph Schooling signs photo book at Kinokuniya

Joseph Schooling, with his parents Colin and May, at a book signing session for the photobook Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling at Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City on Nov 20, 2016.
Joseph Schooling, with his parents Colin and May, at a book signing session for the photobook Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling at Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City on Nov 20, 2016.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Joseph Schooling signs an autograph for (right) Jenna Wong, 7, at a book signing session for the photobook Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling at Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City on Nov 20, 2016.
Joseph Schooling signs an autograph for (right) Jenna Wong, 7, at a book signing session for the photobook Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling at Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City on Nov 20, 2016. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Joseph Schooling at a book signing session for the photobook Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling at Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City on Nov 20, 2016.
Joseph Schooling at a book signing session for the photobook Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling at Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City on Nov 20, 2016. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Joseph Schooling at a book signing session for the photobook Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling at Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City on Nov 20, 2016.
Joseph Schooling at a book signing session for the photobook Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling at Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City on Nov 20, 2016. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Joseph Schooling arrives for a book signing session for the photobook Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling at Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City on Nov 20, 2016.
Joseph Schooling arrives for a book signing session for the photobook Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling at Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City on Nov 20, 2016. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Joseph Schooling signs an autograph on the swimming cap of (right) 10-year-old Rayner Grignani, who was first in queue with his father.
Joseph Schooling signs an autograph on the swimming cap of (right) 10-year-old Rayner Grignani, who was first in queue with his father. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Joseph Schooling greets fan (right) Skylar Chan, 5, and her father Jimmy Chan, 45, at a book signing session at Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City on Nov 20, 2016.
Joseph Schooling greets fan (right) Skylar Chan, 5, and her father Jimmy Chan, 45, at a book signing session at Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City on Nov 20, 2016. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

SINGAPORE - Singapore's Olympic champion Joseph Schooling was greeted by about 500 people at the Kinokuniya Main Store at Ngee Ann City on Sunday (Nov 20), when he signed copies of his photo book titled Hello, My Name is Joseph Schooling.

While 150 queue tickets for the book signing were given out by the organisers, members of the public - some of whom arrived as early as 9am - lined the pathways along the bookshelves to catch a glimpse of the gold-winning swimmer.

First in line was 10-year-old Rayner Grignani, who was with his father Robert. Rayner, a student at United World College, is a swimmer as well, and got his swimming cap signed by Schooling.

Said Rayner: "I'm really happy I met him, and proud that he was fast enough to beat Michael Phelps and win the gold medal."

 

Addressing the crowd, Schooling thanked them for coming and added: "I'm really happy and excited to be here."