Uncategorized Joseph Schooling wins Singapore's first Olympic gold

Joseph Schooling wins Singapore’s first Olympic gold

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

Joseph Schooling who swam in Lane 4 of the men’s 100m butterfly came in first at 50.39s. He competed against several Olympic Gold medalists like Chad le Clos of South Africa and Michael Phelps of America.

Schooling is a big fan of Phelps. A picture circulating in the internet taken in 2008, shows a starstruck teenager posing with his idol.
02Today (13 Aug), Schooling beat the greatest Olympian in history in the final of the men’s 100m butterfly at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Schooling pipped the American in the semifinal yesterday as he became Singapore’s first swimmer to qualify for an Olympic final.

Phelps and Schooling after the heats of the men's 100m butterfly.
Phelps and Schooling after the heats of the men’s 100m butterfly.

- Advertisement -

Now he has denied Phelps his 23rd Olympic gold medal.

Yesterday, Joseph Schooling won the congratulations of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, among others for his “stellar performance” in the pool. He clocked 50.83sec in his 100m butterfly semi-final piping Michael Phelps and creating a new Asian and national record. It was also the 21-year-old swimmer’s personal best. It is the fastest time in the world for the sport this year.

PM Lee wrote: “He has done Singapore very proud! Hope all of you will join me in supporting him as he competes in the finals tomorrow at 9.12am. All the best, Joseph, we are all cheering for you. Go Team Singapore! 🙂 – LHL”

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

National reserves: Whatever their strategic value, Singaporeans have right to know how they are managed

  The ruling People’s Action Party is weaponising knowledge of the exact amount of Singapore’s national reserves as a way of helping it stay in power. That’s unacceptable. It does not have such an in perpetuity right. One of the debates in...

Jolin Tsai’s perky butt got the internet abuzz

Taipei -- Mandopop diva Jolin Tsai isn't shy of flaunting her figure in all kinds of sexy and revealing outfits and her fans are just lapping it up. The 40-year-old singer uploaded a couple of photos from her trip to Yangmingshan...

Man attacks teen, calls him a virus, damages his phone

Singapore—A sudden attack took a teen by surprise when one man started yelling at him, physically harming him, and throwing his phone into a nearby drain at around 10.30pm on Tuesday (Feb 23) on a section of the road near the...

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent