If you’re up late today, you missed a grand moment for Singapore and Joseph Schooling.
The national swimmer, who has spent the last few years with the University of Texas training hard, took home the Olympic gold this morning for the men’s butterfly 100m race. Schooling beat Michael Phelps, Chad le Clos and László Cseh of the United States, South Africa and Hungary respectively, who all won joint silvers at 51.14 seconds.
However, Schooling went one further, setting a new Olympic record at 50.39 seconds.
This marks a great day for Schooling, whose performance in the 100m butterfly has been steady all through Rio. He beat Phelps’ timing during the semis and told the press that he was confident of a good result.
We’ve got footage (above) of the competition if you haven’t seen it yet.
Video courtesy of TeddyGarcia / Youtube.
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