Yesterday, Singapore’s swimmer Joseph Schooling has made his country proud by being the fastest qualifier for the men’s 100 metres butterfly final – today, he made them even prouder by winning gold in that category!
Also, this is Singapore’s first ever gold medal at Rio 2016.
The 21-year-old finished at 50.39s, almost one second ahead of professional swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps who tied for silver at 51.14s, along with South Africa’s Chad le Clos and Hungarian Laszlo Cseh.
“I’m just ecstatic. I don’t think it has set in yet. It’s just crazy,” said Schooling to Telegraph UK, who still couldn’t believe that he had beaten the all-time record holder for Olympic gold medals.
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This is the first time Phelps lost the top spot on the Olympic podium in the Men’s 100m butterfly event.