27 Nov '16, 11am

National associations can do better job of funding local athletes: Joseph Schooling

National associations can do better job of funding local athletes: Joseph Schooling

SINGAPORE: The Republic's history-making Olympic gold medallist Joseph Schooling said no parent should have to pay more than US$1 million out of their own pocket to help their child succeed. In an interview with Channel NewsAsia on Tuesday (Nov 22), Schooling called for more support to be given to talented young athletes in Singapore. He also paid tribute to the unsung heroes behind his Rio Olympics 2016 success such as nutritionist Kirsty Fairbairn, biomechanist Ryan Hodierne and high performance manager Sonya Porter. Joseph Schooling: As far as financial support goes, I definitely think the associations can do a better job. We don't really have much funding. So when I went to the US, my parents spent a bunch of money out of their pocket to enable me to go to the US to study and get good training. But I think the associations can definitely do a better job at funding yout...

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