10-Year-Old Clark Kent Beat a Record Set in 1995 by Michael Phelps

No, seriously, that's his name.

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Underwater view shows USA's Michael Phelps taking part in the Men's 100m Butterfly Semifinal during the swimming event. (François-Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images)
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The most decorated swimmer of all time proved no match for a 10-year-old athlete, Clark Kent Apuada. The young swimmer — whose nickname, naturally is “Superman,”— won the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 1:09:38 at the Far West International Championship in California.

That’s a full second faster than Michael Phelps swam the race when he set the previous record at the same meet back in 1995, reports Maxim. 

Phelps wasted no time in congratulating the new record-holder.

Kent has only been swimming competitively for four years, but he’s already planning on swimming in the 2024 Summer Olympics (which is the first Games he would be eligible to compete).

“This kid is unlike any other young man that I’ve ever coached,” Kent’s coach Dia Riana told CNN. “He’s always stood out, he’s just, he’s kind of a savant of sorts.”

Kent told CBS Baltimore, “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.” He then added, “Dream big, and always focus on your dreams and have fun.”

Others have reacted to Kent’s time on social media.

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