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A hug meant so much to Colin and Joseph Schooling

Colin Schooling (centre, left) hugging his son Joseph after the latter returned to Singapore with Singapore's first Olympic gold medal, on Aug 15, 2016.PHOTO: ST FILE
Colin Schooling had achieved his biggest dream - that of turning Joseph into an Olympic swimming champion.PHOTO: JOSEPHSCHOOLING/INSTAGRAM

SINGAPORE - Just after the Olympics in August, Colin Schooling sent a WhatsApp message to my wife.

It was an emotional one-liner that read: "I just want to hug my son."

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