Sporting Life

For Joseph Schooling, the weighty issue is time

Thirty-two is a number that's unarguable, unspinnable and scary. It's the Sundays left till the 2020 Olympics begin. Just 32 Sundays for Joseph Schooling to go faster. Just 32 Sundays to cut his time. Not by nanoseconds, not by fractions of seconds, but by entire seconds.

Possible? Of course. This is not your average Joe.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 10, 2019, with the headline 'For Jo, the weighty issue is time'. Subscribe