SEA Games: Sports fraternity backs Schooling's call for dialogue on athletes serving NS

Joseph Schooling's remarks struck a chord across the sporting spectrum. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
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HANOI - Members of the local sports fraternity have welcomed swimmer Joseph Schooling's call for a national dialogue on managing expectations of athletes undergoing National Service (NS).

Following the conclusion of his sixth SEA Games, the 2016 Olympic champion, who enlisted in January, spoke to the media on Wednesday (May 18) and talked about the difficulty of dealing with the expectations placed upon him while fulfilling his NS obligations.

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