Road to the Olympics: The Joseph Schooling interview: ST Sports Talk Ep 135

  • 19 Jul 2021

ST Sports Talk Ep 135: Road to the Olympics: The Joseph Schooling interview 18:55 mins Synopsis: The Straits Times tackles the biggest sports talking points every month. After winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, life for swimmer Joseph Schooling is now a grind of sweat and purpose with a break only for Netflix and a rare 9 holes of golf. He shares the lessons he has learnt since then and his preparations for the Tokyo Games. In this episode, assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath and sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz speak with Singapore's Olympic champion Joseph Schooling.  Joseph Schooling’s gold dreams, lockdown lifestyle, and day-to-day routines (1:00) How is it being in the United States' sporting atmosphere (6:17) Lessons learnt after winning gold at the 2016 Olympics (7:28) Realities of serving National Service, managing expectations and goals for the next Olympics (12:20) How a muted audience at the Tokyo Olympics might affect his performance (16:39) Produced by: Rohit Brijnath (, Sazali Abdul Aziz (, & ST Video team Edited by: Hadyu Rahim & Fa'izah Sani Subscribe to the ST Sports Talk podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: Apple Podcasts: Spotify: Google Podcasts:  Website: Feedback to: Follow Sazali Abdul Aziz on Twitter: Read his stories: --- Discover more ST podcast series: Green Pulse Podcast: Health Check Podcast: ST Sports Talk Podcast: Life Weekend Picks Podcast: #PopVultures Podcast: Bookmark This! Podcast: Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: Discover BT Podcasts: Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See for privacy information.