Olympics: Sporting, artistic celebrities like Phelps, Fandi Ahmad and Zoe Tay laud Joseph Schooling

(From left) Michael Phelps, Fandi Ahmad and Zoe Tay are just a few of many celebrities who have congratulated Joseph Schooling on winning an Olympic gold medal.
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Winning Singapore's first Olympic gold. Breaking an Olympic record. 50.39 sec. Joseph Schooling's historic win has sent shockwaves around the world.

Since his historic win in Rio on Aug 12, sportsmen and celebrities have shared their congratulations for this man who achieved a first for a Singapore athlete at the Olympics. The Straits Times takes a look at these people.

Decorated Olympian Michael Phelps, whom Joseph Schooling beat in his last individual race before retiring, was gracious in defeat, wishing him the best in his future endeavours.

Former football player Fandi Ahmad shared a video on Facebook lauding Schooling's achievement.

a HUGE shoutout to Joseph Schooling!!! So proud of you!

Posted by Fandi Ahmad Official on Sunday, August 14, 2016

Popular veteran Singaporean actress Zoe Tay posted a video of the final on Instagram.

Singaporean actress Huang Biren, who has appeared in many Chinese language television dramas, also offered her congratulations.

Taiwanese Wang Leehom, a Chinese-American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor and film director congratulated Schooling on Facebook.

This article was first published on August 15, 2016.
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