‘Superman’ Breaks Legend Micheal Phelps’ 23 Year Old Record
23 Olympic gold medals winner Micheal Phelps’s 23 year old record have been shattered by a 10 year old swimmer named Clark Kent Apuada.
Apuada, whose nick name is ‘Superman’, finished the 100m butterfly at the Far Western Long Course Championships in California with a time of 1 min 09 sec 38 ms, while Phelps is now ranked second with 1 min 10 sec 48 ms.
Clark ended up winning gold medals in every event he competed in at the Far Western Long Course Championships, much like Phelps did at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The rising fifth grader has been swimming competitively for four years and targeted the event because of the chance to break Phelps’ record, his mother Cynthia told the Huffington Post. He swims for the Monterey County Aquatic Team.
Clark already has his eyes on the not-too-far-off Summer Olympics. After all, Phelps was just 15-years-old during his first Olympics in 2000. The 10 year old is very optimistic about competing in Paris 2024 or Los Angeles 2028.
“This record has motivated me to keep swimming, to keep striving and do everything I can to get to that elite level.”he said.