Schooling Opts Out Of 200 Fly For 2018 Asian Games

A total of 462 gold medals across 40 sports will be up for grabs at the 2018 Asian Games this summer and Olympic champion Joseph Schooling will be vying for 5 of them. The former Texas Longhorn leads Singapore’s biggest ever delegation to the Games, which take place August 18th to September 2nd in Indonesia, with his home nation of Singapore sending 246 athletes across 22 sports.

Schooling is slated to swim 5 events at the competition, entered in the 100m freestyle, 50m fly and 100m fly, as well as the 4x100m free and 4x100m medley relay events. The 22-year-old has reportedly dropped the 200m fly from his Asian Games line-up, an event in which he scored bronze behind Japanese swimmers Daiya Seto and Kento Hirai at the 2014 edition of the Games.

Speaking to TODAY Singapore this week, Schooling said he had requested to be included on Singapore’s relay teams as he wanted “to help out as much as I can”.

He stated. “My goal for Asian Games is to do my best for the country, bring glory to Singapore and helping out the younger kids, we have a young team and I’m super excited particularly for the relays.”

Additional members of the Singaporean swimming contingency for the Games include Danny Yeo, Quah Zheng Wen, Lionel Khoo and Pang Sheng Jun. Women include Amanda LimQuah Ting Wen, Roanne Ho, Samantha Yeo and Quah Jing Wen.

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Mahesh Teo jun jie
5 years ago

It will be interesting if joseph and zheng wen swim the mixed medley relay at asiad too.

Edward loke
5 years ago

It should be 6 as he is very likely to be doing the 4x200m freestyle relay too.he might be the lead-off swimmer.

Gregory Daniel tan nyp
5 years ago

hopefully Joseph does the 4x200m freestyle relay too.yup he does have a pretty good chance at winning the 100m freestyle Asiad title if he sets a new national record which I forsee he will do.Zheng wen may pull off a surprise in the 200m fly by winning gold there.silver will be very impressive too.Zheng wen might set a new 200m fly national record there given that Joseph schooling has not been focusing much on his pet event.

Gregory Daniel Tan
5 years ago

Joseph schooling and Zheng wen will be crucial to Singapore relay team.hopefully Joe will be Swimming the 4x200m freestyle relay too.Zheng wen may pull off a surprise in the 200m fly while Joe does have a very good chance at winning the 100m freestyle gold if he sets a new national record which I forsee he will.

Jin feng
5 years ago

Zheng wen will be one of the favourites to get on the podium for the 100m fly too!He also has a decent chance in the 50m backstroke and 100m backstroke if he swims to his full potential there!

5 years ago

really excited to see what zhengg can do at the Asian games this august.he may have an edge over the 2 Japanese swimmers who are swimming at the pan pacific beforehand

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