More On Michael Phelps’s Summer Olympic Win, Highlight Hollywood News

Michael Phelps is now the greatest swimmer in history, with more gold Metals than any one in Olympic history….but it didn’t come easy. Just before the 4X200 began, Phelps pulled his teammates into a huddle and expressed his gratitude for their part in the moment. He delivered one last request.  “I wanted a big lead,” Phelps said. “I told the guys, ‘Get me a big lead.’ And they gave it to me.”
The crowd in London’s Aquatics Centre thundered in applause for much of the race as the United States’ Ryan Lochte, one of Phelps chief rivals in the last four years got the Americans off to a blazing start. It was a change of sorts for Lochte, who anchored the 4×100 silver medal effort in which the U.S. Was overtaken by the French in the closing moments. This time, U.S. men’s coach Gregg Troy put Lochte in the lead-off leg, offering him an opportunity to get Phelps the lead he desired.

The relay unfolded as dramatically as you would expect, with Lochte, Conor Dwyer and Ricky Berens giving Phelps the sizable lead he wanted. Phelps went into the pool and was never challenged, stretching the lead in the first 150 meters and then going into the wall nearly 10 meters ahead of the French.

The young man who’s body cut the water like a knife, went into the water and came out a solid Gold Olympian champion…the greatest Gold Metal winner in Olympian history,  and with three more races coming up who knows,  he may collect more Gold.

Advertising pundits are licking their lips and rubbing their hands together, they know they are looking at a billion dollars in endorsements…and easily 12 to 20 million dollars for Michael Phelps bank roll. Congratulations to the greatest swimmer in history.

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