Singapore's first-ever gold medal winner beat his idol Michael Phelps

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.
 Africa's Chad le Clos and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary. No bronze medal was awarded.
Phelps's 51.14 second swim let him tie for silver with SouthWhile Schooling makes history as Singapore's first-ever gold medallist, his grand uncle Lloyd Valberg had a notable Olympic moment of his own. Valberg was the country's first representative to compete at the Olympics, qualifying for the high jump at the 1948 games in London.

"He's been swimming great," Phelps told a poolside NBC reporter of Schooling after the race. "My hat's definitely off to him." 

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