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THE REAL GAMER of the 2008 Olympics!

Practically OWNED the Olympics!

THE O KING! *VIDEO titled "Images of Michael Phelps' 8 gold medals!" *WTPhelps!!!!! dude is AMAZING!, I know this is old news but after watching his footage on Yahoo Sports and hearing the introduction to his video footage, It sent so much EXCTEMENT through me that I had to post it! He's a PHENOM!, 8 str8 GOLD medals and 7 world records!, dude, you are a FISH!  3 Olympics and he's ready for #4!

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Athlete Profile: Michael Phelps

       I am thrilled that Michael Phelps is doing even better than expected. This is the post I did on him prior to the games.

Original post date 7/20/08

      If it were anyone else competing in eight Olympic events, the question asked would be which of those events could he win. Because we are talking about Michael Phelps, the question is turned upon its head. Are there any events he could lose?

TIME MAG COVER ATHENS

This is from Athen in 2006 and we know he answered the question.

Phelps bio:

  • 1985

    • Michael Phelps was born on June 30, 1985 to Debbie and Fred Phelps.  He has two sisters, Whitney and Hillary.

  • 1992

    • At age seven, he began swimming.  His sister Whitney was also a swimmer and was a member of the 1994 World Championship Team.

  • 2000

    • Placed 5th in 2000 Olympic Games for 200m butterfly (1:56.50)

  • 2001

    • First Place and broke world record for 200m butterfly (1:54.5 8) at LC World Championships

  • 2002

    • Three first place and two second place finishes at Pan Pacs (1st place in 200m individual medley relay (1:59.70), 400m medley relay (4:12.48), 4×100m medley relay (3:33.4 8) [world record] and 2nd place in 200m butterfly (1:55.41), 4×200 free relay (7:11.81)

  • 2003

    • Three first place and two second place finishes at the LC World Championships, including breaking five world records at the meet (1st place in 200m butterfly (1:54.35), 200m individual medley (1:56.04) [world record], 400m individual medley (4:09.09) [world record] and 2nd place in 100 m butterfly (51.10), 4×200 free relay (7:10.26). He was the first person to win in three different strokes in one national championship. [Note: his other three world records were achieved during the semi-final rounds]

    • Awarded the Sullivan Award (given to the top amateur athlete)

    • He graduated from Townsend High School in Townsend, Maryland.

  • 2004

    • The first American to win eight medals (6 gold, 2 bronze) in one Olympiad [Note: Mark Spitz won 7, although they were all Gold.]. He was also the first swimmer to ever qualify for six individual events at one Olympiad.

    • Gold Medals: 100m butterfly (51.25), 200m butterfly (1:54:.04), 200 m individual medley (1:57.14), 400 m individual medley (4:08.26), 4×200m free relay (7:07.33)

    • Bronze Medals: 200m free relay (1:45.32) and 4×100m free relay (3:14.62)

    • First place at SC World Championships for 200m free relay (1:43:59)

    • Began attending classes at the University of Michigan.

  • 2005

    • Four first place finishes at the American Short Course Championships: 200 yd freestyle (1:32:08); 400 yd IM (3:42.74); 100 yard Freestyle (00:42.53); and 200 yard IM (1:42.78), a second place finish in the 4×100 free relay (2:57:49) and a third place finish in the 200 yd breaststroke (1:58:31).

    • At the 2005 World Championship Trials he placed first in all five competitions: 400 Freestyle (3:47.79); 200 Freestyle (1:46.44); 100 Butterfly (51.34); 100 Freestyle (49.00); and 200 IM (1:57.4).

    • He followed this up with a clean sweep at the Stanford University Invitational Grand Prix finishing first in all six events: 100 Back (54.92); 400 IM (4:17.06); 400 Free (3:51.94); 200 Back (1:59.94); 200 Fly (1:57.31); 100 Free (49.82). 

    • For the World Championships in Montreal, Canada (from July 17th to the 31st), Michael Phelps won five golds and a silver medal (this includes three golds for the relay).

  • Other Stuff about Michael:

    • Hobbies and Interests: Lacrosse, baseball, soccer, video games (XBox)

    • Favorites: food = lasagna, pretzels, cheeseburgers, French vanilla ice cream in a waffle cone, music = rap, movie = Austin Powers

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