Fresh from his winning exploits in the Olympic pool in Rio, Joseph Schooling returned to a hero’s welcome.
Feted by the authorities, ambushed by the corporations and adored by the fans, he spent a morning on an open-top bus waving to fans, giving them the thumbs up and showing off his newly inked Olympic rings tattoo. And how the public responded…in numbers!
Always smiling, every polite and articulate, Singapore’s golden boy could well be the poster boy of the next generation. After he’s completed his education, picked up a few more medals and rewritten more world records, and completing his National Service, he could be a choice pick as a political candidate.
Who wouldn’t vote for everyone’s hero?