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Impressive first gold for Singapore in Rio

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Southeast Asia produced Olympic Champions in Badminton (Indonesia), Boxing (Thailand), Weighlifting (Thailand), Shooting (Vietnam) and now Swimming (Singapore). There may be some in other sports too!
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He's 721,000 dollars richer now - or at least that's what the radio said today.
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He defeated his idol, and handed over the 4th non gold finish for Phelpes
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AMAZING!!! KEEP WINNING! You prove anything is possible!!! :) Congratulations!
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"It's not for me. It's for everyone." These were some of the first words Joseph Schooling uttered when he arrived home this morning. With all the attention and adulation as a national hero, he still maintained humility and maturity beyond his tender age. These are values that will stand him in good stead as he goes for more glory in the coming years and also make him an ideal role model for aspiring Singaporean kids.
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Great work, Joseph Schooling! U r a very cute, humble and strving young man with great potential to win many more golds for your country. Aspiring young atheletes meed more recognition, support and encouragement.
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Beating out Michael Phelps is always impressive. Great job Joseph. It was a pleasure watching you race to the finish.
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Several hundred people waited in long lines at the airport before dawn on Monday to welcome 21-year-old swimmer Joseph Schooling, who finished first in the men’s 100-meter butterfly in Rio. Many wore red, Singapore’s national color, and carried flags or homemade signs.
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I watched this one live and it was well worth the hype. Halfway down the stretch something in him was not going to lose and he turned it on. Great win for a great athlete and great country.
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Great job young man you have made your country proud. You also did something most people have not been able to do over the past 12 years and that is beat michael phelps.
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This event was awesome live. I am of course a fan of Phelps, but seeing this young man win and achieve his dream was heartwarming. :win:
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I read that he currently lives in Texas and is attending college there. I am curious why he did not compete to be on the American team considering he lives here.
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His showing in Kazan put him further on the radar of Phelps, who amazingly was one of three swimmers who tied for the silver in Rio alongside South African Chad le Clos and Hungarian Laszlo Cseh.
Phelps had already been familiar with Schooling because of his ties with the US, where he is based at the University of Texas.
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This is only the beginning for this kid. Think about the confidence you must get from beating Phelps at the Olympics. He is going to tear the swimming world apart for the next couple of years.
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I cannot wait to see this young man in the water again. The next Olympics he should own because there will be no Phelps.
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Joseph Schooling sensationally upset Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly on Friday to seize Singapore's first ever Olympic gold medal at the Rio Games. A day later, Phelps won his 23rd and last Olympic gold.
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There was a 'double-whammy' element to the Singaporean swimmer's victory in the men's 100m butterfly. Not only did the 21-year-old Schooling win his country's first Olympic title in its history, he did it by beating the greatest ever Olympian Michael Phelps. The same man he had grown up idolising, as this old photo from 2008 demonstrated.
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Joseph Schooling sensationally upset Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly on Friday to seize Singapore's first ever Olympic gold medal at the Rio Games. A day later, Phelps won his 23rd and last Olympic gold.
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