10-year-old Filipino swimmer beats Michael Phelps’ hundred-meter butterfly world record
A 10-year-old Fil-Am beat Michael Phelps’ record for the hundred-meter butterfly by a whole second.
Phelps, the most decorated Olympian, set the record when he was ten years old in 1995 — and it hadn’t been touched in 23 years.
Clark Kent Apuada, also known as “Superman” by friends and family, competed in the Far West International Championship in California on Sunday. Aside from beating Phelps’ record, he also took first place in all seven categories he competed in.
Apuada has only been swimming competitively for four years, but with the direction he’s going in, we may soon see him representing the U.S in the Olympics.