Wednesday, August 13, 2008

There's something in the water

There is definitely something in the water and like a wave it's sweeping all before it at the Beijing Olympics. This wave comes in the form of Michael Phelps and like Pacman on water he is eating his way through Gold Medals. It's awe inspiring to watch him in action as he commands the water, and is in a class of his own. When you look at athletes like Tiger Woods and Roger Federer I reckon that you can easily put him in that category.

Maybe the swimsuit he wears does give him an advantage but he still has to perform once in the water. Today he became the most decorated Olympian ever winning his 11th Gold Medal overall (including 6 from 2004 Athens Olympics) and he still has three more events. If he is successful and gets Gold in those events he will pass Mark Spitz record of 7 Gold Medals at one Olympics.

On current form you wouldn't put it passed him especially as he was able to win the 200 metres butterfly blind as his goggles became full of water so he had to count his stroke. Can anyone stop him completing the so called 'Great Eight'?