19 Aug '17, 3am

Singapore swimmer Schooling sorry over #Malaysia jibe | TMI

Singapore swimmer Schooling sorry over #Malaysia jibe | TMI

SINGAPORE'S Olympic swimming champion, Joseph Schooling, has apologised to Malaysians after he raised hackles by promising to "teach them a thing or two" at the Sea Games. The 22-year-old said he was "really sorry" for his unguarded comments, which made him a target for Malaysian fans. He had earlier insisted the remarks were taken out of context. "If I offended anyone, I do apologise... that wasn't my intention ," the 100m butterfly Olympic gold medallist told reporters after arriving for the regional Games in Kuala Lumpur. "I'm really sorry for my comments and I definitely didn't mean it that way." Schooling won Singapore's first and only Olympic gold medal last year in Rio, while neighbouring Malaysia is yet to produce an Olympic champion. The Texas-based swimmer won nine gold medals at the 2015 Sea Games in Singapore, but he said he would contest a smaller programme of...

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