On the heels of the men’s D1 NCAA Championships where his University of Texas team nabbed the hard-fought team trophy, Singaporean Longhorn senior Joseph Schooling has been named as a new face for German fashion house Hugo Boss. The company has released a capsule collection in collaboration with 22-year-old Schooling, which is now available in store across Singapore.
“As a youthful talent with a relentless drive for success, he is a perfect fit for the brand,” said Mr Steven Lam, managing director of Hugo Boss in Southeast Asia. “His path to victory is a continual, ever-evolving journey that he approaches with dedication, precision and confidence.”
Although Schooling came away without an individual gold at the NCAA Championships, which just concluded in Minneapolis, he still holds the historic claim to Singapore’s first-ever Olympic gold medal with his 100m butterfly victory in Rio. Since then, Schooling has been balancing his college swimming with his enormous home country fame. He and his parents have rubbed elbows with the upper echelons of Singaporean government, they have opened a Schooling Sports Academy, while Schooling was also the recipient of an almost $800,000 bonus from Singapore for his gold medal.
Of this new Hugo Boss ambassadorship addition to his resume, Schooling says, “It is a tremendous honour to be part of such an iconic brand. (Its) focus on quality and authenticity resonates with me on a personal level.
“Looking back, I would say I can be proud of my amateur career in general. No doubt – as with every journey – I have had to endure some lows as well as some highs.
“Every experience has helped me become the person I am today,” says Schooling.
The Olympic champion has opted out of competing at the upcoming Commonwealth Games, but is looking towards competing at the Asian Games slated for August.
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