Joseph Schooling Earns Singapore Sportsman of the Year

Joseph Schooling. Photo Courtesy: Dan D'Addona

Joseph Schooling continues to pile up honors in his native land.

The Olympic gold medalist was named the Sportsman of the Year by the Singapore Sports Awards on Wednesday.

It is the fourth year in a row he has earned the distinction and fifth overall.

Schooling capped his stellar collegiate career at Texas in March with an All-American performance in the 100 butterfly. He helped the Longhorns won their fourth consecutive NCAA championship.

Nominated with Schooling were wushu athlete Jowen Lim and cyclist Calvin Sim.

Paddler Feng Tianwei won the Sportswoman of the Year award for the third time, while sailor Muhammad Daniel Kei Mohammad Yazid and synchronised swimmer Debbie Soh won the Sportsboy and Sportsgirl of the Year, respectively.

Also, swimming’s National Training Centre head coach Gary Tan was named the Coach of the Year at the ceremony and dinner, which was attended by Speaker of Parliament and Singapore National Olympic Council president Tan Chuan-Jin and Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, according to The Straits Times. The main awards selection committee was chaired by Tan, while SNOC vice-president Tan Eng Liang headed the selection committee for the Sportsboy and Sportsgirl awards.