It was looking good for gold medal number 23 for Michael Phelps until he met a tsunami in the name of Singaporean, Joseph Schooling. What a story it would have been for Phelps! But instead, what a story it has turned out for young, Schooling. 8 years back, Joseph Schooling had a picture clicked with the American legend, Phelps and to beat him 8 years later at the alma mater of the sport itself? That’s success for you.
In the 100m freestyle event, Michael Phelps had to settle for a tied silver with the South African sensation, Chad le Chos in 51.4 seconds. This is what Joseph Schooling had to say. “”As a kid I wanted to be like him,” who was lucky enough to take picture with Phelps before his eight-gold-medal performance at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. “It’s crazy to think of what happens in eight years, a lot of this is because of Michael. He’s the reason I wanted to be a better swimmer.”