Sporting Life

One year from Olympics, Joseph dives into great unknown

In the city of a towering Jesus, I have no faith. Up in the stands on Aug 12, 2016 in Rio I don't believe completely in Joseph Schooling.

He's in the lead in the Olympic final after the turn in the 100m butterfly but I'm uncertain if he can win. Because he's leading Michael Phelps who reacts to rivals ahead of him like Jaws did to anything edible in its vicinity.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 21, 2019, with the headline 'One year from Olympics, Joseph dives into great unknown'. Print Edition | Subscribe