Olympic and World champion Jospeh Schooling of Singapore signed today with Speedo, the world's leading swimwear brand.

Schooling, 22, is Singapore first Olympic champion in swimming. An achievement he reached in Rio 2016 Olympic Games when he won the men's 100m fly.

On this occasion the young star defeated the world's most decorated athletes Michael Phelps (USA) as well as World champion South Africa's Chad Le Clos and Hungary's Laszlo Cseh as they all claimed silver in that same race making history.

Schooling also won his country's first ever medal in a FINA World Championships, in Kazan 2015.

Speaking of the new deal, Schooling said:

"I'm very excited to begin my professional career as a Speedo athlete and evolve not only as a swimmer but also as a person. Growing up, the best swimmers in the world wore Speedo and I feel honoured to join Team Speedo and work with such an iconic brand. I look forward to taking my swimming to the next level with Speedo by my side to become both faster and stronger."

Rob Hicking, Brand Director at Speedo International Limited commented:

"Speedo's goal is to inspire people to swim and we believe that Joseph Schooling will do just that. He has already achieved a fantastic college career and had a sensational win in Rio. We are thrilled to welcome Joseph to Team Speedo and we look forward to supporting him in his exciting future."

Joseph will now be sporting Speedo's most advanced swimwear technology, the Fastskin LZR Racer X suit in his forthcoming competitions.