Clark Kent Apuada, only 10 years old, has just established himself as a champion and a future star in the sport of swimming after the Californian athlete broke one of the most famous swimming records until date.
Clark was able to break the 100-meter, long-standing butterfly record set by one of the biggest stars of the sport and multiple Olympic Champion Michael Phelps back in 1995.
The young boy, while competing at the Far West International Championship which is located in California, was able to clock a time of 1:09:38 seconds, a second faster than Phelps record at the same age.
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A 23-old record
During the last 23 years, no one else has been able to break this record which was set at the age of 10 by 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps.
The best part of it all is the fact that the 10-year old, despite breaking the record by one second, he also took gold in six other swimming competitions grabbing seven gold medals in total.
“This kid is unlike any other young man that I’ve ever coached,” Dia Riana, his coach told to CNN.
“He’s always stood out, he’s just, and he’s kind of a savant of sorts.”
Asked about the record, champion Clark said: “I love swimming because I have a lot of people supporting me and my coaches are always there for me and my parents are always there. Dream big and always focus on your dreams and have fun.”