Joseph Schooling

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16, 1995
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Singapore
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16, 1995 (age 24)
Birthplace
Singapore

About

Specializing as a butterfly, freestyle and individual medley swimmer, he became the first Singaporean athlete to ever win an Olympic gold medal after placing first in the 100 meter butterfly at the 2016 Olympics.

Before Fame

He just missed qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics at the 2011 Southeast Asian Games.

Trivia

He became a national record holder after beating a 33 year old record in the 50m freestyle previously held by Singapore swimming legend Ang Peng Siong. He took home a silver medal for the 100m butterfly event at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Family Life

He is a third-generation Singaporean of Eurasian ethnicity born to parents May and Colin Schooling and raised as an only child.

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He defeated his longtime idol, American swimmer Michael Phelps, in the 100 meter butterfly at the 2016 Olympics.