There are so few words needed to describe what you’re about to see for the forthcoming “Shark Week” on The Discovery Channel. Please click the video below and get ready to have your mind blown.
I just wish I could’ve been in the meeting when this idea was pitched.
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.
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.
Champions are always focused in one direction.
Michael Phelps defeated his ready room rival Chad le Clos in the 200m butterfly tonight in the Rio Olympics. The photo above perfectly encapsulates this week’s 1 v 1 battle between Mr. Phelps and Mr. le Clos. The latter was animated against the former before the semifinal race yesterday and the final tonight, which saw the former winning both races.
For clarity’s sake: Michael Phelps swam faster than Chad le Clos in the semifinal and final races, which ultimately translated to Mr. Phelps winning gold. Chad le Clos may have won the unofficial dance-off between the two, but Michael Phelps officially won his 20th gold medal.
Not his 20th medal, but his 20th Olympic gold medal.
And Chad le Clos didn’t even reach the medal podium for the 200m butterfly. You could say his antics led to a Fool’s Gold performance.
P.S. Update: Michael Phelps and the 4 x 200m relay team from the United States just won a gold medal.
The Rolling Michael Phelps Gold Medal Count: 21.