Cape Town - A 10-year-old in the United States has smashed a 23-year old record set by Michael Phelps in the butterfly discipline at the Far West International Championship in California.
Clark Kent took a second of Phelps' time with many now calling him 'Superman', the BBC reported.
Phelps set the record as a 10-year-old himself in 1995 but Kent had no trouble writing his name in the record books with his sterling effort.
"Most people just call me Clark but now when I beat Michael Phelps record, they started calling me Superman," said the smiling youngster.
Asked how he achieved the feat, Kent had a simple answer.
"I thought to myself, yeah if I had positive thoughts, then positive things would happen."
And they certainly did! Not only did Kent smash Phelps' record, he received a congratulatory tweet from the Olympian as well.
"Big congrats to #clarkkent for smashing that meet record!!! Keep it up dude!! #dreambig," said Phelps in a tweet to the youngster.
And at this rate, it won't be long till we see Kent, or 'Superman' as he is now known, in an Olympic pool.