Michael Phelps Does it Again
As we expected, Michael Phelps went on to win his 8th gold medal of these Beijing Olympics Sunday morning (Beijing time).
His tie with Mark Spitz lasted for only a day, and though many expected that to happen once he made it past Cavic, it didn’t take away one bit from the magnitude of his accomplishment.
It was a great moment to watch, not only because of the individual achievement, but because of the recognition Phelps gave to his deserving teammates. After the race, he gathered his teammates around and with his arms around their shoulders he told them he could not have done this without them.
The 3 relay teams he swam with not only helped him achieve the record, but they represented their sport and country with a lot of class and gave us a lot to cheer for.
Congratulations to the US Men’s 4 x 100M medley relay team for their record setting victory, and to Michael for his tremendous performance over the last week. He’s earned himself the right to be called one of the greats, but he’s also done it with a great deal of dedication, class, and sportsmanship.