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    May 7, 2018 6:05 PM PDT

    SINGAPORE -- It was a photo taken with Michael Phelps that inspired Joseph Schooling to Olympic gold. Nike Air Max 95 Cheap Sale . So when he was mobbed by fans on his return to Singapore, he made sure he posed for a few.Hundreds packed Singapores Changi Airport as the 21-year-old Schooling returned from Rio de Janeiro with an Olympic gold medal around his neck on Monday. He beat his idol in the 100-meter butterfly to deliver the first ever Olympic gold medal for the city-state of 5.54 million.Definitely the highlight of my life, he told the crowd. Thank you everyone for coming. This (gold) is not for me. This is for everyone. Thank you guys.Schooling, who attends the University of Texas, will spend four days celebrating in events in Singapore, including an open-top parade.Sim Siew Png arrived at the airport seven hours early in the hopes of seeing his hero.I wanted to see the golden boy, the 17-year-old Sim said as he clutched a pair of red swimming trunks that he hoped to get autographed. Watching the moment live on television left me excited and happy. My family was screaming.Sim was recalling Saturdays showdown in Rio where Schooling built a big lead and won in an Olympic record of 50.39 seconds. Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, South Africas Chad le Chlos and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary shared a three-way tie for silver.Schoolings father, Colin, did not travel to Rio but said hed dreamed of the Singapore anthem being sung in the Olympic stadium.They did it this time, he said. That made my day.I got a feeling that Michael gave him some words of praises. Im glad my son also showed respect. That goes well with me, he said. Now we have to aim for the world record.Schooling spent more than an hour thanking his supporters Monday, signing autographs and posing for photos with fans as people screamed and chanted his name.Schooling was just a 13-year-old kid in 2008 when Phelps showed up to train at his club in Singapore ahead of the Beijing Olympics.While other kids rushed at Phelps wanting photos, Schooling was frozen. He couldnt believe his swimming idol was in front of him. Eventually, he mustered the courage to ask for a picture, too.A lot of this is because of Michael, Schooling said after his victory. Hes the reason why I want to be a better swimmer.Schooling is already inspiring young Singaporeans.I came to support him because hes friendly, approachable and very nice to little children, Judy Eng said, recounting how her nine-year-old son was on the receiving end of one such swimming pep talk.Not only is Schooling a good role model, hes also a little wealthier now too.By winning his countrys first Olympic gold, Schooling earned a bonus of $1 million Singapore dollars or nearly US$750,000. Cheap Wholesale Nike Air Max 95 . Malkin got tangled up with Detroits Luke Glendening early in the third period and his left skate took the brunt of collision with the boards behind Pittsburghs net. Cheap Nike Air Max 95 Blue . Brandon Morrow allowed five runs on six hits over three innings. He struck out two, walked one and hit a batter. Edwin Encarnacion had a two-out, bases loaded two-RBI double in the third inning. . Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and 10, couldnt handle her opponents big groundstrokes in only her third event back after 17 months out with a shoulder injury. Zvonareva made her comeback in January in Shenzhen and played in the Australian Open but lost her first matches at both tournaments. Essendon caretaker captain Brendon Goddard believes Jobe Watson should resume his post as the AFL clubs leader in 2017.Goddard assumed the role this season following Watsons ban as a result of the clubs supplements saga, but he said he had no plans of hanging on to the role in the future.If Jobe decides to come back, in my mind its his job, Goddard told RSN927.I said at the start of the year it wasnt a position I wanted to be in because I knew what would have happened for me to get to this position.In my mind Im just a stand-in captain and if Jobe decides to come back ... it would be his decision to make about what happenss moving forward. Cheap Nike Air Max 95 Black. .Goddard is unlikely to line up for the Bombers against the Gold Coast on Sunday after he suffered a minor groin injury in Essendons 66-point loss to Geelong at the weekend.He has undergone scans and will meet club doctor Bruce Reid on Tuesday.Ive definitely tweaked the abductor, he said, adding he would aim to be fit for the clash with Western Bulldogs in round 22.The off-contract 31-year-old also said he was confident a he would soon sign a new deal with the club. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2018 Wholesale Jerseys 2020 China Jerseys ' ' '