Joe Schooling Bags Another Brace & Leads Singapore 1-2 On Fly With Quah Zheng Wen

Joe Schooling - a Texas Longhorn on the wing [Photo: courtesy, Texassports.com]

Singapore’s Joe Schooling kept his gold rush alive on day 3 of a home South East Asia Games, following a 22.47 meet-mark win in the 50m freestyle with a second Games standard, of 1:55.73 for victory in the 200m butterfly ahead of teammate and age peer Quah Zheng Wen

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Singapore’s Joe Schooling kept his gold rush alive on day 3 of a home South East Asia Games, following a 22.47 meet-mark win in the 50m freestyle with a second Games standard, of 1:55.73 for victory in the 200m butterfly ahead of teammate and age peer Quah Zheng Wen

Comments

Verram

Schooling is the real deal.. He could be Le Clos legit challenger in years to come… Would be nice to see some more depth among the Commonwealth countries moving forward… That’s faster than the time swum to win at Aussie Trials

HKSWIMMER

@Verram – maybe over 100m, but I doubt whether he can beat Le Clos over the 200m. Remember Le Clos is still about 3 seconds faster on the clock, and Le Clos has a better start, underwaters and a better all-around 200m guy.

Verram

Schooling is barely 20 so he may improve his 200 fly some more…

roy

I think daiya seto will remain the main challenger to le clos in the 200 fly. Daiya seto is also young, just 21. Joseph schooling may challenge le clos in the 100 fly

Bill Bell

I agree w/veteran.

Schooling still young and may not be world-class yet in 200 fly among other events. But give him another year @ Texas going against Jack Conger every day and come Rio…Katie bar the door. Maybe NOT 49.8+/1:51.5+ but 50 low/1:51 high-1:52 low and 47+ 100 free!

He’s training under the greatest coach in the world in the greatest facility in the world in the “GREATEST state in the world”…success guarandamteed!!!

easyspeed

Nice!

HKSWIMMER

I seriously doubt he will ever get to 1:51+ in the 200m fly.

50 mid maybe, but beyond that takes something truly special and Schooling – though seriously legit – isn’t quite ‘that’ special yet.

aswimfan

Wow.. Bill bell.. what made you so mellow with the prediction?
It’s not like your usual Acid in Wonderland crazy.

DDias

Too early to tell what schooling will be capable to do but his 100free was impressive.
I will not take his 200fly as definitive swimming because he is not pushed by anyone and was after 50free.

Rafael

Aswimfan it is cause schooling is not an us swimmer. If he were he would predict a 45 100 free and a 48 fly

Rain Maker

I don’t think he ever dips below a 51 in the 100m fly, a 1:54 in the 200m fly, or goes a 47 100m free, but if I’m ever wrong feel free to ridicule me 🙂

Billabong

He definitely looks fast enough to dip below 51 for the 100 fly, this year or next. I agree that his prospects in the 100 fly are better than in the 200fly, but he is a medal contender in both events at the Olympics next year. Good luck to the man.

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