Swimming great Michael Phelps has shattered many records and has created many which seem impossible to be broken. In the several records held by Phelps, the most prominent ones are the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (19), Olympic gold medals in individual events (11), and Olympic medals in individual events for a male (13).
However, a 10-year-old boy has broken a record held by Phelps for 23 years. Clark Kent Apuada, fondly known as ‘Superman’, has made the headlines after achieving the incredible feat of beating Phelps’s 100m butterfly stroke world record.
Clark, who swims for the Monterey County Aquatic Team, competed at the Far West International Championship in California, where he won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:09:38, reports the CNN.
He was a second faster than the record set by Phelps in 1995. Phelps even recognised the boy’s incredible achievements in a tweet, in which he said: “Big congrats to
#clarkkent for smashing that meet record!!! Keep it up dude !! #dreambig”.
Clark’s superb skills are not just limited to swimming. He takes lessons in piano and martial arts, besides coding. “He does piano lessons, he does martial arts, and at school if there’s a computer class, coding, or STEM programs he’s always joining,” his father, Chris Apuada, said.