Swimming: I like being challenged, I have full faith in myself, says Joseph Schooling despite world c'ships flop

Despite his worst outing at world meet, Olympic swim champ Schooling is unfazed, vows to work his way back to the top

Joseph Schooling during the 100m butterfly heats at the Fina World Championships on Friday, where he clocked 52.93sec. He was ranked 24th and failed to qualify for the semi-finals. His agent and manager Ronda Ng Doswell (right) was with him at the ev
Joseph Schooling during the 100m butterfly heats at the Fina World Championships on Friday, where he clocked 52.93sec. He was ranked 24th and failed to qualify for the semi-finals. His agent and manager Ronda Ng Doswell (right) was with him at the event; the Singaporean swimmer returned home empty-handed for the first time since his debut at the 2013 edition.PHOTO: SIMONE CASTROVILLARI

Do not tell Joseph Schooling that he does not belong among the best in the world.

Even after enduring his worst outing at last week's Fina World Championships, where the Singaporean swimmer returned home empty-handed for the first time since his debut at the 2013 edition in Barcelona, Schooling does not believe that.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 28, 2019, with the headline ''I like being challenged... I have full faith in myself''. Subscribe