Image: Manan Vatsyayana / Getty Images
Just last week, he was just one of many young Olympian hunks featured on our list of the hottest Asian swimmers at the Rio Olympics 2016. Flash-forward a couple of days and good ol’ Joe is now a bona fide national hero.
If you’ve been living under a rock and are completely out of the loop regarding the current craze over Schooling, he’s the man who gave Singapore her first Olympic gold win! Thanks to him, our national anthem was played at the Olympic Games for the first time ever in history.
After his glorious victory at the 100m butterfly finals at the Rio Games, Google searches for Joseph reached unprecedented levels as Singaporeans and the world at large set out on a mission to find out more about the suave swimmer. After all, who wouldn’t be curious about an up-and-coming David who beat the goliath that is Michael Phelps, right?
If sifting through page after page of sports commentary isn’t something you have time for, don’t sweat it. Click through the gallery slides above for 20 bite-sized facts about the young champ you need to know!
Want to know what else Joseph Schooling has earned us? Discounts! Peruse our pick of food discounts and cheaper taxi rides to honour Joseph Schooling! For more stories on hunks and heartthrobs, head over to our celeb-men-sex section.