Joseph Schooling SEA Games

Joseph Schooling of Singapore celebrates his win in the 50m butterfly final at the 2011 SEA Games in Palembang. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images for Singapore Sports Council)

Singapore, Friday, June 15, 2012 — The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) issued a list of 18 athletes who will represent Singapore at the upcoming London Olympic Games.

On the list is 2012 Sportsman of the Year, Joseph Schooling. The 16-year-old booked his ticket when he met the Olympic qualifying time for the 200m butterfly during the 2011 South-east Asian (SEA) Games.

Joseph clocked 1 minute 56.67 seconds to to win the gold at the SEA Games, beating the rest of the field by 3.37 seconds.

Table tennis, with six players, will be the sport with the highest number of Singaporeans at the Olympics. The women’s team won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The SNOC Games Selection Committee is chaired by Mr Teo Chee Hean, the SNOC president.

Gary Yeo — 100m (M)
Dipna Lim Prasad — 100m Hurdles (W)

Yao Lei and Shinta Mulia Sari — Women’s Doubles
Derek Wong Zi Liang — Men’s Singles
Gu Juan — Women’s Singles

Geraldine Lee Wei Ling — K1 Women’s 200m and 500m

Lim Heem Wei — Women’s Artistic Individual All-Around

Colin Cheng Xinru — Laser Standard (Male)
Elizabeth Yin Yue Ling — Laser Radial (Female)

Jasmine Ser Xiang Wei — 10m Air Rifle and 50m 3-Position Rifle (W)

Joseph Isaac Schooling — 100m and 200m Fly

Table Tennis
Gao Ning — Men’s Singles, Team
Yang Zi — Men’s Singles, Team
Zhang Jian — Men’s Team
Feng Tianwei — Women’s Singles, Team
Wang Yuegu — Women’s Singles, Team
Li Jiawei — Women’s Team