10-Year-Old Named Clarke Kent Beats Michael Phelps' Record

10-Year-Old Named Clarke Kent Beats Michael Phelps' Record

A talented 10-year-old Filipino-American swimmer with a superhero name has just broken a 23-year old record previously held by famed U.S. Olympian Michael Phelps.

Swimming at the Far Western Long Course Championships in Moraga, Calif., Apuada finished the 100-meter butterfly in 1:09.38, besting Phelps's 23-year-old, 10-and-under meet record of 1:10.48 by more than a second.

One swimmer in Monterey County is living up to his super hero name.

A U.S. boy has smashed a swimming record held by Olympic champion Michael Phelps for more than a decade, living up to his nickname of "Superman".

Clark Kent, the next Michael Phelps? Phelps' record was 1:10:48.

As for his nickname, Apuada's mother Cynthia told the Huffington Post that she always liked the name Clark and that her husband's favorite superhero was Superman, and everything just flowed naturally from there. Combined with his given name, it's not surprising that people call Apuada "Superman".

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It had gone unbroken, while Phelps went on to win 28 Olympic medals.

According to CBS Baltimore, he added: "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".

"This kid is unlike any other young man that I've ever coached", Clark's coach Dia Riana told CNN.

"He's always stood out. He's just, he's kind of a savant of sorts". "And at that age, I learned that Michael Phelps had a record and I wanted to beat it", he said.

If Superman keeps it up, he could become Team USA next great Olympic swimming sensation.

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