Student Ignored Olympic Swimmer Joseph Schooling On Tinder, Regrets It As He Wins Olympic Gold

If Tinder regrets were an Olympic sport...

15/08/2016 10:59

From swiping left on a total hottie to making a typo in your opening line, there are many face palm dating app moments to be had.

But if Tinder regrets were an Olympic sport, student Sabryna Salazar would be top of the table after she unknowingly snubbed an athlete who went on to win a gold medal.

Salazar matched with Joseph Schooling earlier this year, but didn’t realise who he was and failed to reply to his message.

But when he won gold in the 100m butterfly race, beating none other than Michael Phelps, she finally sat up and took notice.  

Salazar is a student at University of Texas, where Schooling also attends. 

“I noticed the name sounded familiar and the announcers kept saying he was a Longhorn so I looked back through my Tinder matches and found out it was him,”  she told Buzzfeed

She recalls that flicking through her photos, she initially thought that he was a swimmer on the university team.

How wrong she was. 

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