SINGAPORE: Another day, another record-breaking swim for Olympic champion Joseph Schooling.
The Singapore swim king won the 100-yard butterfly at the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas on Friday night (Saturday, Feb 25, Singapore time) with a time of 44.06s – smashing the meet record of 44.62s set by him last year and coming just 0.05s shy of his personal best of 44.01s.
Finishing second was teammate and butterfly training partner Jack Conger with 44.56s.
The Big 12 is a 10-school collegiate athletic conference based in Texas, a meet where Schooling - a University of Texas student – was named Newcomer of the Year in 2015.
The 21-year-old’s record-breaking swim came just a day after he smashed the 50-yard freestyle record with his 18.76s performance on Thursday.
The swimmer made the world sit up and take notice when he fended off the challenge by American great Michael Phelps to become Singapore's first Olympic champion in the 100m butterfly at last year's Rio Olympics.