10-year-old Clark Kent shatters Michael Phelps’ record

10-Year-Old Clark Kent Shatters Phelps’ 100M Butterfly Record

10-Year-Old Clark Kent Shatters Phelps’ 100M Butterfly Record

Clark Kent Apuada, won the 100m butterfly during the Far Western Long Course Championships in California with a time of 1:09.38, over a second faster than Phelps.

Clark Kent Apuda may only be 10 years old, but he is making global headlines for beating one of Michael Phelps's longest standing swimming records earlier this week.

A 10-year-old swimmer nicknamed "Superman" broke a record made by Michael Phelps set in 1995.

Apuada, a rising fifth-grader who has been swimming competitively for four years, ended up with gold medals in every event he swam in at the meet, winning the 200 individual medley, 50 butterfly, 50 backstroke, 100 backstroke, 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle to go along with his 100 butterfly crown.

It's only fitting, though, that "Superman" is the one to pass him up.

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The ten-year-old is already smashing swimming records. Apart from breaking Phelps' record, the young swimmer also held more than a five-second lead against his peers.

Dia Rianda, Clark's coach, said in the same article: "This kid is unlike any other young man that I've ever coached".

"I love swimming because I have a lot of people supporting me and my coaches are always there for me and my parents are always there", Clark said in a story posted on CNN. "He's just, he's kind of a savant of sorts".

Clark said the load doesn't get too heavy.

"Most people just call me Clark, but now, when I beat Michael Phelps' record, they start calling me Superman", he said. "Always have fun and never give up on your dreams, no matter what anybody says", he told KOLR.

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