Breaking: 10-year old boy breaks Michael Phelps’ record in butterfly!
Home » Magazine » News & Stories » Breaking: 10-year old boy breaks Michael Phelps’ record in butterfly!

Breaking: 10-year old boy breaks Michael Phelps’ record in butterfly!

clark phelps


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.


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.”

Posted on Categories News & Stories, SwimmingTags , , , ,
Would you like to write with us? got some interesting stories and experiences you would like to share? please email them to [email protected]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Froome to join Giro d'Italia in 2018

  Giro d’Italia route for 2019 is finally revealed and we couldn’t be happier with it. Froome also agrees with us saying that the 102nd route of next season’s Giro is definitely an “explosive” one.   Giro d’Italia 2019 📌 Week 1 👉 Stages 1 > 9 📆 11th-19th May…


  Next season will see Ben Swift returning to Team Sky after being part of UAE Team Emirates for two years.   It was Team Sky who gave the big news of Swift getting back to his old family which he first joined in 2010 when the squad was formed.…


  Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde, 38, says that neither injury nor age has slowed him down in his career, and his performance has improved even more as he has grown older.   The world champion said in an interview with El País that he is winning more races now than ever…


  In his latest book, Bradley Wiggins called Lance Armstrong the ‘perfect winner’ of Tour de France. He said that the racing legend was driven but ‘borderline sociopathic’.   Wiggins claimed victory in 2012 Tour de France. But, four years later, a cyber hacking group revealed that the champion had actually…


Race Calendars