The Rio 2016 Olympic swimming champion was disqualified for using marijuana

Joseph Schooling, the man responsible for winning Singapore’s first Olympic gold medal, has been suspended by the local Ministry of Defense after using marijuana during a trip to Vietnam.

Punishment will include absence of the Schoolboy from important local competitions. According to Singaporean media, the use would have taken place while the swimmer was on leave from military service to prepare for the Southeast Asian Games, a competition that took place months after his father’s death.

On social networks, the swimmer spoke up and apologized for his actions, promising that he would not disappoint people again.

“I am so sorry that my actions have hurt everyone around me, especially my family and the young people who look up to me. I committed this act in a moment of weakness after going through a very difficult period in my life,” he said. began. saying.

“I made a mistake and I am responsible for what I did. I will correct and correct the mistake. I will not let you down again.”

Schooling has become a hero in Singapore after winning the gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. At that time, the swimmer beat Michael Phelps in the 100 meter butterfly.

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