Schooling, 21, won Singapore’s first ever Olympic gold and made history at the Rio Olympics on Friday. He finished the 100-meter butterfly event in a record setting 50.39 seconds. Phelps earned his first silver in Rio after clocking in at 51.14 seconds.
The same day, Twitter user @sabwow realized she once had a brief connection with the star swimmer. As the screenshot shows, Schooling apparently messaged her on the dating app after they matched on April 7.
She cheerfully replied to his greeting and so he messaged her back the following day. For whatever reason, she failed to continue the conversation.
Her post has been retweeted 20,000 times. Here are some of the reactions from Twitter users:
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