"Well, son, you waited for eight years for this one moment in time," Colin Schooling said in a Facebook post for The Straits Time before his son raced on 100m butterfly event at Rio Olympics Saturday (13 August).
He said that even if he did not win the race he would always treasure and love his son the way he always did, "We are all behind you. We are all Singaporeans. We will look after each other."
"I want you to stun the world," he said.
Singapore has just won its first gold medal in the Olympic Games with Joseph Schooling's winning in 100m butterfly event at Rio Olympics 2016.