30 Nov '16, 3pm

Science propelled Schooling to victory in Rio

Science propelled Schooling to victory in Rio

SINGAPORE — The human body was not designed for swimming. If it were, our bodies would look very different. We would have hands and feet that were larger and possibly webbed, our bones and muscles would be less dense, and we might not even have these shoulders that have come to define our shape. Related News Singapore Schooling focused on world domination November 30 Yet, there are those among us who are better adapted to the water than the rest of us. For years, scientists have analysed Michael Phelps’ body, and pointed to his unusually large upper torso and long wingspan for a man of his height as contributors to his success, while the media and his fans continued to call him “The Flying Fish” and “The Baltimore Bullet”. So how did Singapore’s Joseph Schooling, who is 9cm shorter than Phelps, beat the man who was built to be a swimmer? EFFICIENCY Competitive swimming as ...

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