Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling apologises for Malaysia jibe

Updated: Aug 20, 2017, 13:01 IST | AFP

Singapore's Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling has apologised to Malaysia after he raised hackles by promising to "teach them a thing or two" at the Southeast Asian Games


Joseph Schooling

Singapore's Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling has apologised to Malaysia after he raised hackles by promising to "teach them a thing or two" at the Southeast Asian Games.

The 22-year-old said he was "really sorry" for his unguarded comments, which made him a target for Malaysian fans. He had earlier insisted the remarks were taken out of context. "If I offended anyone, I do apologise... that wasn't my intention," the 100m butterfly Olympic gold-medallist said after arriving for the regional Games in Kuala Lumpur. "I'm really sorry for my comments and I definitely didn't mean it that way."

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