RIO DE JANEIRO (KXAN) — Somebody finally beat Michael Phelps. And that somebody is a Texas Longhorn and Singapore swimmer, Joseph Schooling. The 21-year-old junior won his countries first gold of the Summer games and broke an Olympic Record in the men’s 100 meter butterfly.
Meanwhile in Olympic Stadium, former Longhorn and three-time Olympian Michelle Carter also made history. The shot put queen won gold with a 20.63 meter final throw–winning Team USA’s first medal in the shot put since Earlene Brown won bronze back in 1960.
KXAN’s Alicia Inns is LIVE in Rio for entire Olympic Games! Tune into KXAN News Today to get the latest on the Austin athletes.