Joseph Schooling admits to taking cannabis: A look back at his journey from kid to swim king

SINGAPORE – In 2016, swimmer Joseph Schooling made history when he won Singapore’s first Olympic gold medal. 

On Tuesday (Aug 30), he made headlines again, for admitting to taking cannabis while on leave from doing national service to take part in the SEA Games in Vietnam in May this year. 

The Straits Times has been covering his career since he was a young promising swimmer. Here’s a look back at his journey.

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