Saturday, August 13

Singapore swimmer beats Michael Phelps in Rio Olympics 100m

American swimmer Michael Phelps lost the top spot on the Olympic podium for the first time ever in the Men's 100m butterfly event and also the first time during his incredible run at the ongoing Rio Olympics 2016 in Brazil.

Joseph Schooling, a 21-year-old from Singapore, took home the gold with a record time of 50.39 seconds. Three-quarters of a second later, Phelps touched the wall at the same moment as South Africa's Chad le Clos and Hungary's Laszlo Cseh, all three recording a time of 51.14 seconds.

'It is a wild way to end my individual career. It is just wild,' Phelps said after the race. I was like 'Three? Three of us tied for third?'


But Schooling looked stunned and humbled as he claimed his tiny nation state's first ever Olympic gold medal after racing Phelps, his childhood hero.

No comments:

Post a Comment