SINGAPORE: The Singapore Swimming Association says it is seeking clarification from swimwear brand TYR as to why its caps and goggles were not registered for use at the Olympic Games.
This comes after rising Singapore swimmer Joseph Schooling finished last in his 200m butterfly heats on Monday.
Schooling attributed his poor performance to the fact that an official told him just before the race, that his brand of goggles and cap were not approved.
The SSA says that several other swimmers from Sweden and Denmark had similar experiences with their TYR caps and goggles being disallowed.
The SSA will ensure that Schooling will use FINA—compliant caps and goggles in his next race on Thursday.
The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) has also lodged a complaint with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the matter, and the IOC says it will bring it up with world swimming governing body FINA.