'I was sick of feeling like a slob'

Schooling knows his performances were way off and says he has to make the right changes

Looking leaner and more toned, national swimmer Joseph Schooling spoke candidly about dealing with criticisms and why he decided to reunite with former coach Sergio Lopez.
Above: After last year's struggles, a clearly more upbeat Joseph Schooling is confident he can get back to his best form for Tokyo 2020. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI Left: The Olympic champion showing off his toned abs after shedding the excess kilos. PHOTO:
Above: After last year's struggles, a clearly more upbeat Joseph Schooling is confident he can get back to his best form for Tokyo 2020. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

This Valentine's Day, Joseph Schooling has had enough of flirting around, and is going back to his first love.

Singapore's only Olympic champion admitted to The Sunday Times last week that he had fallen out of love with swimming after his historic feat in Brazil.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 09, 2020, with the headline ''I was sick of feeling like a slob''. Subscribe