When The Pupil Becomes The Master: Joe Schooling & The Triple Silver To End ’em All

Joe Schooling and the historic triple silver club of Michael Phelps, Lazslo Cseh and Chad le Clos at Rio 2016 - by Patrick B. Kraemer

If he sticks to his word, Michael Phelps’ Olympic journey will end this evening in the medley relay. Come what may, he will have 28 medals and at least 23 of them will be gold, Rio having delivered four, with a fifth on the horizon if the United States can keep the rest of the best of medley quartets at bay. The one that got away was priceless, Joe Schooling the pupil who became the master

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I’m so heartbroken for Cate.
She’s my favorite swimmer.

There’s no question she’s the best female sprinter in the last 4 years. She’s the 100 free WR holder and 50 free textile record.
To come home without no individual medal is devastating.

Questions must be asked of the Australian coaches and management: How on earth did you make to enable such a collapse of gargatuan proportion?
And it’s not only Cate. It’s Bronte, McEvoy, Seebohm.

Barnabas Mandi

Outstanding final with the young gun and the triple silver of happiness on that terrific night.
(on that little picture Laszlo is showing 3 digits to Phelps not Chad)

Craig Lord

Yes, thanks Barnabas. Chad’s got hair 🙂


Cseh is the only other swimmer to win individual medals in 4 Olympics:
400IM bronze in Athens
200fly, 200/400IM silvers in Beiing
200IM bronze in London
200 fly bronze in Rio

Barnabas Mandi

Cseh won at least one individual medal in every Olympics, Worlds and Europeans he took part.

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