Singapore’s Joseph Schooling beat his idol Michael Phelps in the Men’s 100 m Butterfly Swimming event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Joseph Schooling won his country’s first ever swimming Olympic medal, finished the race first clocking a time of 50.39 seconds to set a new Olympic Record breaking the previous record of Michael Phelps of 50.58 seconds set in Beijing in 2008.
Michael Phelps had to settle for a silver medal ending up in a three-way deadheat for silver with South Africa’s Chad le Clos and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary, 0.75s behind Schooling’s winning time.
Michael Phelps, who was denied a fourth successive gold in the 100m butterfly by Schooling, will end his Olympic career this time around.
“This is it. I’m not doing it. I swore in London I wasn’t coming back but this is final,” Michael Phelps said.
In Photo above you can see, Rio 2016 Men’s 100m Butterfly Swimming Medal Winners – from left to right – USA’s Michael Phelps and Hungary’s László Cseh (Silver), Singapore’s Joseph Schooling (Gold), South Africa’s Chad le Clos (Silver) with their medals on Winners Podium during medals presentation ceremony.