SINGAPORE Reuters – Singapore should be seeking to make a splash within the pool at the Asian games in neighbouring Indonesia this month as Olympic gold medallist Joseph training leads a robust swim group aiming to surpass the six medals they claimed at heon four years ago.

Texas-primarily based education made history for the tiny island nation when he claimed its first Olympic success within the 100m butterfly at the 2016 Rio games and he will hope to enhance on the three medals, certainly one of each coloration, he took domestic from Korea.

“My goal for Asian video games is to do my most efficient for the nation, carry glory to Singapore and assisting out the more youthful youngsters, we have a young group and that i’m super excited above all for the relays,” the 23-12 months-historic advised native media.

schooling is pencilled in for five routine in Jakarta as he builds momentum against the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and while he is aiming high in Indonesia, Singapore is refusing to set medal dreams for the list-sized squad it is sending to the video games.

a total of 265 athletes in 21 activities can be making the short commute throughout the Java Sea with Singapore officers searching for fulfillment in three certain disciplines.

“With the biggest crew Singapore contingent heading to the Asian games, we’re actually anticipating the better of them,” Asian games chef de mission Lee Wung Yew spoke of at a fresh flag presentation ceremony.

“if you’re looking at medal expectations, we’re taking a look at three leading sports — sailing, bowling and swimming — however we’re additionally probably nice surprises in different activities as well.”

throughout the causeway in Malaysia, squash all-time splendid Nicol David can be hoping to emerge from what is probably going to be her remaining Asian games appearance with a fifth individual gold medal, two decades after winning her first as a 14-year-old.

“The Asian games is held once every four years… I’ll no longer engage issues as a right,” stated David, who additionally has two team golds and has back to Kuala Lumpur from her domestic in Amsterdam to center of attention her practicing on the Asian games.

David will be the properly seed within the individual event but she is expecting a troublesome challenge from opponents representing Hong Kong and India.

Malaysia, who like Singapore will ship a checklist contingent to Indonesia, will also be hoping for success in tenpin bowling, diving, karate, badminton, track cycling and sepaktakraw after the nation claimed 33 medals, five golds, in heon.

youngsters, the 440-robust squad may be missing long-time world #1 badminton player Lee Chong Wei, whose hopes of finally winning a maiden Asian video games title on the age of 35 were scuppered through a respiratory-connected ailment.

Reporting by means of John O’Brien; enhancing by means of Greg Stutchbury