A gold medal wasn’t the only reward Schooling had coming his way after he touched the wall 1st in the men’s 100 fly. Singapore is one of many countries that give their athletes a financial bonus for medals, offering a $753,000 bonus for Schooling’s gold.
Watch Joseph Schooling pull of a huge upset over triple silver medalists Michael Phelps, Chad le Clos, and Laszlo Cseh.
All eyes in Singapore were on swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games tonight, as Swimming Singapore billed the men’s 100 fly as “The Race That Stops The Nation.” Now the Singaporeans have their first ever Olympic gold medal of any sport, courtesy of Joseph Schooling in the men’s 100 fly.
After having great success in the 100 butterfly as well as the 100 and 200 freestyle Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden finished 13th in the 50 freestyle…
Boglarka Kapas won bronze in the 800 free to re-break her own Hungarian national record set in the prelims.
Kylie Masse broke her own 100 back national record in the 400 medley relay prelims this morning, leading off the Canadian women who also combined to break the national record.
Bayley Stewart, Zoe Bartel, Coleen Gillilan, and Kylee Alons of Fort Collins Area Swim Team went 4:08.39 to break both the Speedo Juniors meet record and the NAG record for 15-16 girls in the 400 medley relay on Friday.
Puerto Rico’s Vanessa Garcia broke her own 50 free national record in 24.94.
American Michael Phelps won his record fourth consecutive title in the men’s 200 IM tonight.
Penny Oleksiak became the most decorated Canadian ever at a summer Olympics, winning her fourth medal, a gold, in the 100 freestyle.
Manuel pulled off a huge upset, tying for gold in the women’s 100 free while becoming the first American woman to break 53 seconds in the process.
Canadian Penny Oleksiak broke her own world junior record in the women’s 100 free, tying for the gold medal.
Since making his first Olympic appearance at the London 2012 Games, Singapore’s Joseph Schooling has been a man on a mission. This week in Rio, Schooling aims to become the first ever swimmer from Singapore to earn an Olympic medal.
19-year-old Evgeny Rylov fired off a new European Record and new Russian National Record in the men’s 200m backstroke tonight in Rio.
Katinka Hosszu broke her Hungarian record in the 200 back for the second time today and is now the favorite for gold.