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Offbeat 10-year-old California boy named Clark Kent beats record Michael Phelps set in 1995

09:16  01 august  2018
09:16  01 august  2018 Source:   sfgate.com

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A 10 - year - old boy aptly named Clark Kent has smashed a record belonging to Olympic legend Michael Phelps which has stood for 23 years. Phelps , who was 15 when he competed at his first Olympics, set the record in 1995 and has gone on to win 23 gold medals in a career spanning 16

A 10 - year - old named Clark Kent beat a record that Michael Phelps held for 23 years. That's more than a second better than the 100-meter butterfly record that Phelps set at the championship in 1995 . It had gone unbroken, while Phelps went on to win 28 Olympic medals.

A 10-year-old Central California boy named Clark Kent might indeed have some Superman tendencies.

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A swimming record set by Michael Phelps back in 1995 has been broken by a 10 - year - old prodigy named Clark Kent , who has now been nicknamed Phelps , 33, is perhaps the best-known swimmer of all time. He is certainly the most decorated, as he has 28 Olympic medals, 23 of them gold, to go

A 10 - year - old boy named Clark Kent Apuada recently beat a record set by Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps in 1995 . On Sunday, Apuada swam at the Far West International Swimming Championship in California . When he swam the 100-meter butterfly

Clark Kent Apuada competed at the Far West International Championship for swimming in Moraga over the weekend, where he medaled first in seven events.

But what's catching the attention of most is his extraordinary time in the 100-meter butterfly: 1:09:38. That's a little more than a second faster than the record a young Michael Phelps — now a 28-medal Olympian — set for the same race in 1995. Phelps was about the same age as Apuada when he set that record.

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As young Apuada, who's only been swimming for a few years, told CNN, his success in the pool is due to his ability to "balance" his schooling and activities with the help of his family and coaches.

"I love swimming," he said, "because I have a lot of people supporting me and my coaches are always there for me and my parents are always there."

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Ten - year - old swimmer Clark Kent Apuada of California has grabbed attention in his sport after finishing first in seven events at the Far West International Swimming Championship, and breaking Michael Phelps ‘s own record in the 100-meter butterfly, a record set by the all-time-winningest

— Clark Kent may be Superman, but a 10 - year - old boy who shares his name has the powers of Aquaman. At the Far West International Swimming Championship Sunday, Clark Kent But in the 100 meter butterfly, he broke a record set by Olympian Michael Phelps at the same meet back in 1995 .

One of Clark's coaches, Travis Rianda, told the local CBS affiliate KION that Clark is "incredible."

"He's a musician, he's a scientist, he's an artist, he's a martial artist, and he's an incredible human being," Rianda said. "He's what I strive to achieve."

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Clark also added that his dream is to one day compete in the Olympics. With a solid footing thanks to times like this one, he may out-medal Phelps one day.

Alyssa Pereira is an SFGATE staff writer. Email her at apereira@sfchronicle.com or find her on Twitter at @alyspereira.

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