Swimming: Michael Phelps backs Joseph Schooling to retain Olympic 100m fly gold

Michael Phelps is equally excited about American Caeleb Dressel's potential attempt to break his record of eight Olympic gold medals won at a single Games.
Michael Phelps is equally excited about American Caeleb Dressel's potential attempt to break his record of eight Olympic gold medals won at a single Games.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - The greatest Olympian of all time has thrown his weight behind Singapore's only Olympic champion Joseph Schooling in his quest to retain the 100m butterfly gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Michael Phelps, who has amassed 28 Olympic medals, 23 of them gold, told The Straits Times at the sidelines of a conference on Friday (May 17): "As long as Jo prepares himself as best as he can, he is going to be fine. He's talented enough, he's got enough speed, he's got a great kick, he's a great competitor."

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