Joseph Schooling brought home gold for his home country of Singapore Friday night, but the historic moment was made even sweeter as he beat his idol, Michael Phelps.

Phelps, who has picked up 22 gold medals so far in his career, met Schooling back in 2008 in Singapore, when the now-rival swimmer was 13 years old. Schooling led throughout the 100-meter butterfly and Phelps couldn’t catch up. Schooling finished the race in 50.39 seconds.

Phelps’s 51.14s swim let him tie for silver with South Africa’s Chad le Clos and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary. No bronze medal was awarded. Read more…

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Joseph Schooling beats idol Michael Phelps to win Singapore’s first-ever gold