The other swimmer involved in the cannabis consumption episode has also apologised.
Apart from Joseph Schooling who hogged the headlines after admitting to cannabis use in May after the Southeast Asian Games (see story below), veteran swimmer Amanda Lim, a multiple Southeast Asian games gold medallist has also apologised for consuming the controlled drug overseas.
National sports body Sport Singapore said that Lim was issued a stern warning by Central Narcotics Bureau under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
In an Instagram story, Lim said that she would do her best to be a “better version” of herself, apologising for her actions.
“To all my supporters, family and friends, I am deeply sorry for my actions.
“There is no excuse and I will take the warning given to me seriously and reflect on my mistakes.
“My swimming career has been filled with many ups and downs over the past decade.
“Throughout the wins and losses, I’ve always strived to be better in and out of the pool.”
See her full statement.
Both Schooling and Lim are currently national carded athletes who receive support from Sport Singapore in the form of grants and allowances.
“All TeamSG athletes are expected to uphold the highest standards of conduct as representatives of Singapore on the sporting world stage, at all times. Unlawful or unsportsmanlike conduct will not be condoned,” said the government agency.
“SportSG intends to thoroughly review the circumstances behind these cases, and determine the appropriate steps to be taken thereafter.”
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