2016 Olympic Champ Joseph Schooling Does Not Qualify for Worlds 100 Fly Semis

2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Joseph Schooling, the 2016 Olympic gold medalist in the 100 fly, finished 24th in prelims of the 100 fly at the 2019 FINA World Championships Friday morning, meaning he will not advance to the semifinal.

Schooling split 24.53/28.40 for a final time of 52.93. His season-best was 52.00 from the 2019 Japan Open in May, and his lifetime best, from Rio, was 50.39. It took 52.44 to make it back for semis in Gwangju.

The 24-year-old, of Singapore, also failed to advance out of prelims in the 50 fly; he finished 20th in 23.73. He did not enter the 200 fly this week and said in 2018 that he “thinks he’s done” with the event.

Schooling, an alum of the University of Texas, took bronze in the 100 fly at Worlds in both 2015 and 2017, but has been under :52 only once since his 50.78 Budapest swim.

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25BACKSTROKE
2 years ago

Don’t worry guys, he went a 52.3 in the warm down pool after the race

Verbatim
Reply to  25BACKSTROKE
2 years ago

Boring.

Pvdh
Reply to  Verbatim
2 years ago

At this point these comments seem a bit….monotonous

Lpman
Reply to  25BACKSTROKE
2 years ago

That’s not true…he went a 49.8, from a push, no cap and with Dressel hanging onto his feet in hopes that he (Dressel) could break Phelps’ record first

Adam
Reply to  Lpman
2 years ago

You guys need new material instead of copying and pasting the same crap from a previous post.

Swimmer
Reply to  Adam
2 years ago

Maybe he had a stomach virus or didn’t get back in the pool until January or his practices were boring and monotonous.

Param Parikh
Reply to  25BACKSTROKE
2 years ago

Nah, he went 49.3…saw it with my own 2 eyes but I don’t have any footage…

QUACK
2 years ago

How do you say ‘washed’ in Malay?

Heyitsme
2 years ago

He’s done

Mummy Napkin
Reply to  Heyitsme
2 years ago

He still had a longer run than Missy Franklin.

Mr Piano
Reply to  Mummy Napkin
2 years ago

Not really lol. 2011, 2012, 2013, Missy was on fire. Still won medals in 2015. Schooling had 2015, 16, and 17. He wasn’t nearly as versatile as Missy was.

Heyitsme
Reply to  Mummy Napkin
2 years ago

Uhhh what

Scott Morgan
Reply to  Mummy Napkin
2 years ago

If by “long run” you mean no world records and no where close to Missy’s twenty-seven major international medals. Sad, foolish comment.

JudgeNot
Reply to  Heyitsme
2 years ago

That’s up to him. Clearly his training program needs changing, but he’s still got the same level of talent. We’ll know in a year’s time.

Memax
Reply to  JudgeNot
2 years ago

He has the talent but lacks desire and the mental fortitude right now. Satisfied with his Olympic Gold. May never do anything again. Has been a 110% or 80% swimmer since swimming at Bolles in high school. Check out his 200 fly effort at NCAA’s his senior year. Think he placed 35th or something. That one was about 60%. That is Joe Joe.

Mr Piano
2 years ago

C’mon man, what are you doing? You’re the Olympic Champion for god’s sake. At least qualify for the final.

GoGophers
Reply to  Mr Piano
2 years ago

Mate it’s your fault

Jjran
2 years ago

How does he add 2.6 seconds in a 100 in 3 years?! I’m thinking if he hasn’t trained at all (from the last olympics) he would still be about the same as he went today?

Dude
Reply to  Jjran
2 years ago

I’m thinking that’s what he’s been doing he’ll retire before Tokyo I bet

Definitely Not Sun Yang
2 years ago

That man needs air pods.

Jpsteady
2 years ago

How’s Speedo feeling about their sponsorship agreement? Refund!

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Jpsteady
2 years ago

He lit these boards up with the level of hype Dressel now has from 2015-17. He was a GMM favorite. Speedo did just fine.

Sheen
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

bruhhh how u gonna hound dressel yet defend schooling lmaooo

Troy
Reply to  Jpsteady
2 years ago

Sponsorships usually have a performance clause in them.

Jalen Stimes
2 years ago

So much hate. Everyone has their down years.

Jred
Reply to  Jalen Stimes
2 years ago

He’s had a down cycle. Has regressed continually since Rio.

Has 12 months to get his shit together.

Jjran
Reply to  Jalen Stimes
2 years ago

That would be the equivalent of Caleb going 49.6…in the 100 free!

Swimmer
Reply to  Jalen Stimes
2 years ago

HOOK EM HORNS !!!!

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