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Face to watch in 2019: Joseph Schooling, Olympic gold medallist

Joseph Schooling is set to begin his first season as a full-time professional swimmer, having finished his studies in the United States.
Joseph Schooling is set to begin his first season as a full-time professional swimmer, having finished his studies in the United States.ST FILE PHOTO

To say that 2019 will be a big year for Singapore's only Olympic champion Joseph Schooling would be an understatement.

For one thing, it is his first season as a full-time professional swimmer, having finished his studies at the University of Texas in the United States. Instead of juggling his studies and swimming, he will be balancing his time and energy between the pool and his obligations to sponsors.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 23, 2018, with the headline 'Joseph Schooling, Olympic gold medallist'. Subscribe