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Even Zeus Was Impressed

Gold medals are a pretty cool thing to accumulate and make space for on the shelf and every collection has to start with that first piece.

Or race.

Michael Phelps, competing in the 400m Individual Medley (as seen above) at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, started his gold medal legacy. And with a world record, no less. That’s just crazy impressive. The greatest swimmer in the sport’s history, by every modern standard and measure, has been dominating in the pool and with casual sports fans alike for a dozen years. Perhaps the most surreal reality, however, is that Michael Phelps isn’t finished in Rio.

His pursuit for gold continues.

Simply put: Michael Phelps is defining his own Gold Rush era with his stellar performances spanning the past few summer Olympics.

The Rolling Michael Phelps Gold Medal Count: 22.


Happy Monday!


U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas trained in Columbus, Ohio for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (hence the revamped US-A chant above) and she’s already making Americans proud early into the competition.

The medal round (so-to-speak) is still a ways off, but after watching the American gymnast struggle in her qualifying performances to just make the Olympics, the announcer was spot-on:

It’s nice to see Gabby Douglas smile.

Have an Inspired Week!