Michael Phelps: Greatest Olympian Ever

The 6’4″ swimming phenom known as Michael Phelps stepped onto the podium yesterday to accept his 10th and 11th career gold medals, making him the most medaled Olympic athlete of all time. 23-year-old Phelps won his 10th gold for the 200-meter butterfly and his 4×200 meter relay team easily took the event. The National Aquatics Center has declared that this accomplishment has made Michael Phelps “aruably the greatest Olympian of all time.”

Despite winning the gold for his individual event, the 200-meter butterfly, Phelps was disappointed with his world record time because he had been hoping for a better time. He said of his swim, “It just kept getting worse and worse through the race.” (My bad–Michael was talking about his goggles filling up with water.)
 
However, any frustration Michael might have felt was gone by the time he stepped up to the podium to accept his gold medal along with his relay time. “On the podium, I kept tearing [up] at it. I’m almost at a loss for words….It’s the best thing having four American guys … swim all well together.”

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The 6’4″ swimming phenom known as Michael Phelps stepped onto the podium yesterday to accept his 10th and 11th career gold medals, making him the most medaled
Olympic athlete of all time. 23-year-old Phelps won his 10th gold for
the 200-meter butterfly and his 4×200 meter relay team easily took the
event. The National Aquatics Center has declared that this
accomplishment has made Michael Phelps “aruably the greatest Olympian
of all time.”

Despite winning the gold for his individual event, the 200-meter
butterfly, Phelps was disappointed with his world record time because
he had been hoping for a better time. He said of his swim, “It just
kept getting worse and worse through the race.” (My bad–Michael was talking about his goggles filling up with water.)
 
However, any frustration Michael might have felt was gone by the time
he stepped up to the podium to accept his gold medal along with his
relay time. “On the podium, I kept tearing [up] at it. I’m almost at a
loss for words….It’s the best thing having four American guys …
swim all well together.”Check out all 30 photos of Michael Phelps in the gallery!