Joseph Schooling became Singapore‘s first swimming athlete to win the Olympic gold medal after defeating the legendary Michael Phelps at the 100m butterfly final series at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In the 100m butterfly final race race just ended this morning, Schooling has excellently won with the achievement of 50 seconds 39. That achievement helps Singapore’s fishermen break the Olympic record.
Legendary fisherman Michael Phelps was unable to successfully defend the gold medal at this range when he finished second with a 51-second record of 14. The same achievement as him was Chad Le Clos and Laszlo Cseh. All 3 people are awarded HCBs and will not have bronze medal at this range.
Phelps was the winner of the gold medal at the 100m butterfly range in the last three Olympic Games, 2004, 2008 and 2012. He also holds the world record with a record of 49 seconds 82. However, the last time he attended. The 31-year-old has been unable to successfully defend the gold medals.
However, Phelps is still the greatest athlete in Olympic history. He has a total of 27 medals in 5 times of the Olympics, including 22 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals.
Meanwhile, Schooling also went into history when it became the first athlete of Singapore and Southeast Asia won the gold medal in Olympic swimming. “I am still ecstatic with the joy of winning. I really can’t believe I won the gold medal. It’s crazy,” Reuters quoted Schooling.
“I don’t remember if I ever met this situation. However, it was strange to have 3 people at the same time. When I looked up at the electronic board, at first I only knew I was second. But later I discovered that not only did I have such a record, Chad and Laszlo did the same, which was a special thing in my last personal race. What must be complained, “Phelps said. Phelps still has 1 more content to play at the 2016 Rio Olympics. It’s a 4x100m mixed race going on today.