Schooling's equipped to return to his best: Phelps

Above: Swimming great Michael Phelps with Singapore's Joseph Schooling in a photograph taken in Singapore in 2008. Right: The duo reunited in Singapore last night, special guests at One Championship's Unstoppable Dreams fight night at the Singapore I
Swimming great Michael Phelps with Singapore's Joseph Schooling in a photograph taken in Singapore in 2008. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SCHOOLING FAMILY
Above: Swimming great Michael Phelps with Singapore's Joseph Schooling in a photograph taken in Singapore in 2008. Right: The duo reunited in Singapore last night, special guests at One Championship's Unstoppable Dreams fight night at the Singapore I
The duo reunited in Singapore last night, special guests at One Championship's Unstoppable Dreams fight night at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Swim legend says Jo knows what he has to do, as he has been through the process

As he searches for ways to return to top form before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Joseph Schooling has not had to look further than the man who originally inspired him to his first Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Games: Michael Phelps.

There may be no better role model than the most decorated Olympian with 28 medals, 23 of those gold, to ask about what it takes to be consistently successful at the highest level.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 19, 2018, with the headline 'Schooling's equipped to return to his best: Phelps'. Print Edition | Subscribe