Joseph Schooling dismisses concern that he’s distracted by commercial commitments

Joseph Schooling speaking during yesterday's event where he was introduced as Canon's brand ambassador. The national swimmer says corporate sponsorships and support are very important for an athlete's success.
Joseph Schooling speaking during yesterday's event where he was introduced as Canon's brand ambassador. The national swimmer says corporate sponsorships and support are very important for an athlete's success.ST PHOTO: SONG TAO

In recent months, Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling has regularly made the headlines, albeit outside the pool.

The 23-year-old has been named ambassador for brands such as luxury menswear label Hugo Boss, local bank DBS, milk drink Yakult and mixed martial arts organisation One Championship. Last week, he also launched his own swim school, Swim Schooling.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2018, with the headline 'Schooling focused on Asiad assault'. Print Edition | Subscribe