Swimming: Last lap of Olympic journey going to be 'one heck of a ride': Joseph Schooling

Joseph Schooling's form continues to raise concerns going into the Olympics. PHOTOS: JOSEPHSCHOOLING/INSTAGRAM, ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Joseph Schooling's quickest time in the 100m butterfly in the last six months is 52.93 seconds. His two-lap time at the ISCA International Senior Cup in March is 2.54sec slower than the Olympic record that won him, and Singapore's, first Olympic gold medal in 2016.

It is also 1.32sec behind the fastest time clocked in that same period by American Caeleb Dressel, the world record holder who is the gold-medal favourite heading into Tokyo.

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