Do you remember when a 10-year-old (with a rather familiar name) smashed a swimming record previously held by an Olympian?

Yeah, really!

Back in August 2018, CNN reported that Clark Kent Apuada, dubbed ‘Superman’ by his friends (surely, Superboy?) competed at the Far West International Championship in California and won the 100-meter butterfly! Not only did Clark win the race, but he clocked in with a time of 1:09:38.

Why was this important?

It was important because his finishing time was over a second better than that of Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps!

Phelps had previously set the record back in 1995, but young Clark Kent Apuada went and set a new record!


Speaking at the time of the event, Clark’s coach, Dia Riana, said: “This kid is unlike any other young man that I’ve ever coached.

“He’s always stood out, he’s just, he’s kind of a savant of sorts.”


Apparently, swimming wasn’t the only string to Clark’s bow. According to his father, Clark was also a dab hand at the piano, coding and martial arts.

I wonder if he is able to fly yet?

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