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SAF grants NS deferment for Joseph Schooling to compete in Olympics 2020

On 15 August, the Armed Forces Council approved Joseph Schooling’s appeal for his National Service (NS) deferment to be extended and his NS enlistment to be after the 2020 Olympic which will be held in Tokyo.

The appeal was granted since Schooling has fulfilled the necessary condition for deferment, in his case, winning the gold medal for Olympics.

Defence Minister, Ng Eng Hen who first broke the news of the deferment, congratulated Schooling and hope he will focus to compete on the upcoming Olympic game.

Schooling had received his first deferment in 2013 when he was preparing to compete in Rio Olympics after his family negotiated with the Singapore Armed Forces.