SINGAPORE’S biggest sports hero Joseph Schooling will show his solidarity with another sporting legend from Singapore, Angela Lee.
The Olympic gold medalist and swimming world champion will accompany ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Lee to the cage as part of her entourage during the main event of ONE: Dynasty of Heroes.
The youngest world champion in mixed martial arts history, Lee will face Brazil’s Istela Nunes in a five-round bout which will headline a stacked fight card to hit the Singapore Indoor Stadium in May.
Ticket information for ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES is available at www.onefc.com
Lee expressed her gratitude to Singapore’s sporting legend Schooling for the gracious gesture of support.
“I am very happy to be including Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling in my walkout as I defend my world title for the second time, this time right here in Singapore. I can’t wait to hear the roar of the crowd as their two world champions walk out to the cage, one holding the ONE Championship belt and the other with the Singapore national flag!” said.
World champion swimmer Schooling on the other hand said he was happy for the chance to support a fellow Singapore national.
“When ONE Championship approached me last I was definitely keen to show my support for my fellow Singaporean athletes by walking alongside them. However, it was not possible due to school commitments. This time around, I definitely do not want to miss the chance to walk alongside ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, as she defends her title against Istela Nunes. I am looking forward to the event on 26 May. It will definitely be spectacular,” said Schooling.
Lee is one of the promotion’s most outstanding athletes regardless of gender or weight class. She captured the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship with a spectacular victory over Mei Yamaguchi in 2016 and has since then defended the title successfully.
Schooling is a 21-year-old world champion swimmer, born and raised in Singapore and is a third-generation Singaporean. In 2016, Schooling became an Olympic gold medalist, defeating the legendary American swimmer Michael Phelps and setting a world record for the 100m butterfly event at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He is currently studying at the University of Texas at Austin where he is a prominent member of the Texas Longhorns swimming team.
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