Swimming: Leaner, hungrier Joseph Schooling charts his path towards World Championships and Olympics

Now weighing 75kg, Joseph Schooling believes an additional 2-3kg to his 1.84m frame before July's World Championships will be his optimum shape.
Now weighing 75kg, Joseph Schooling believes an additional 2-3kg to his 1.84m frame before July's World Championships will be his optimum shape.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - In the grand scheme of things, Joseph Schooling's 53.16sec effort in the men's 100m butterfly on Saturday (Feb 16) at the Singapore Swim Series presented by OCBC, in his first meet since returning from the US on Monday, is far from his Olympic-winning 50.39 time.

But it signified the start of the final - and most crucial - 17 months towards July 2020's Tokyo Olympics, where the 23-year-old aims to retain the 100m fly crown he won in Rio three years ago.

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