Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Singapore’s Schooling stuns mighty Phelps in 100m butterfly

Narada Desk | August 13, 2016 10:00 am Print
Schooling touched the wall in 50.39 seconds at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium
Joseph Schooling

Ending multiple Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps’s hegemony in 100m butterfly at Rio Olympics 2016, Singaporean Joseph Schooling clinched gold, which is also first gold medal of the country, on Friday.

0.75 sec ahead of Phelps, the 21-year-old touched the wall in 50.39 seconds at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium here on Friday evening, reports Xinhua.

Phelps, South Africa’s Chad le Clos, and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary tied for the silver in 51.14.

Their was an American dominance at this event as Phelps had won the gold medal in the event at the last three Olympic Games.

He was aiming for his second so-called four-peat of the Rio Games after securing his fourth consecutive Olympic 100m individual medley gold medal on Thursday.

It was just the third Olympic silver medal of Phelps career. He has won a record 22 gold medals and two bronze medals.