Joseph Schooling flying home to Singapore: "Just want chye tow kway"

Singapore's Olympic hero Joseph Schooling will be returning home with the country's first ever gold medal on Monday morning (Aug 15).

Twitter account @sgolympics tweeted a video of our young national pride checking in at Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport at 1.52am on Aug 14.

According to The Straits Times, he is scheduled to touch down at Changi Airport at 5.30am on Singapore Airlines flight SQ67 on Aug 15.

The 21-year-old made history after smashing the current Olympic record and clocked a swim time of  50.39 at the Men's 100m Butterfly. He also beat the legendary Michael Phelps, who has won 22 Olympic gold medals at time of reporting. 

Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin teased that he is on the same flight as Schooling, posting a Facebook status that he 'brought something special' home. 

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also called the 21-year-old Olympic champion to congratulate him. 

According to PM Lee's Facebook post, Joseph Schooling also told him that he was returning on Monday morning.

Here's Schooling on board the flight SQ 67:

Speaking to ST aboard the flight, Schooling said, "Just want to be home, eat chye tow kway (fried carrot cake)."

The pilot of the flight announced to passengers that Schooling and his mother May are on board and congratulated the Olympic champion on his gold medal win.