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James Schooling halts Michael Phelps' golden run

The 21-year-old swimmer touched the wall in 50.39 secs, 0.75 secs ahead of Phelps, winning 100m butterfly Olympic gold

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

Michale Phelp (left) and James Schooling (Right)
Michale Phelp (left) and James Schooling (Right) Picture courtesy: Twitter user @JamesStakowski 

Joseph Schooling won Singapore's first gold medal of the ongoing Rio Olympics by ending multiple Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps hegemony in the 100m butterfly in Rio de Janeiro.

The 21-year-old Schooling touched the wall in 50.39 seconds, 0.75sec ahead of Phelps at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium here on Friday evening, reports Xinhua.

Phelps, South Africa's Chad le Clos, and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary tied for the silver in 51.14.

Their was an American dominance at this event as Phelps had won the gold medal in the event at the last three Olympic Games.

He was aiming for his second so-called four-peat of the Rio Games after securing his fourth consecutive Olympic 100m individual medley gold medal on Thursday.

It was just the third Olympic silver medal of Phelps career. He has won a record 22 gold medals and two bronze medals.

First Published: Sat, August 13 2016. 09:10 IST