Thursday, June 28, 2012
Of course, I am referring to Gold Medalist Michael Phelps who came from behind in the final 50 meters last night at the U.S. trials to defeat swim buddy Ryan Lochte in the 200-meter freestyle.
The mighty athlete hit the wall at 1:45.70 beating out Lochte by a mere five-hundreths of a second.
Even still, it’s a win!
At one point, an underwater camera caught sight of Phelps glancing sideways at his pal, as he subtly double-checked Lochte’s position in the shimmering water. Then, he roared on to victory, and a round of thunderous applause from enthusiastic fans in the stands poolside.
Was it a stumble on one turn at the wall that upset Lochte’s chances to beat out the “champ”?
In an interview with a news reporter after the race, it was evident that Phelps was in “tip-top” shape. Obviously the intensive work-outs in recent months paid off. The developed pecs, chiseled abs, and distinctive V-shaped torso were a testament to that.
Clearly, he's off the "bud", too.
The kid was in great spirits.
"We're going to have a lot more of this," Phelps quipped after the race.
Lochte and Phelps are slated to compete Saturday night in the 200 IM final. Somehow, I doubt it will be as thrilling as last night’s swim match, but we’ll all be tuning in to see!