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Michael Phelps!!!

Discussion in 'Olympics 2008' started by Sweaty Betty, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Maggot

    Maggot If specified, this will replace the title that

    Why?
     
  2. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Phelps took out both Lochte and Cseh in the 200m individual medley. :D
     
  3. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    I bet he has no social skills
     
  4. Juice Terry

    Juice Terry rama lama fa fa fa

    Its boring now
     
  5. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    ^ I agree. Swimming never seems to have a lot of people who can win the gold, at the olympics anyway.
     
  6. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    ^^^There arent rolly eyes big enough.:rolleyes:


    The man is a TITAN!

    Dont playa hate people, put your scorn and cynicism away and start working towards a breeding a British equivalent.

    Consider it your national duty.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Just wish it was a bit more competitive really.
     
  8. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Since my last post, have you mated with a very tall strapping woman with gigantors for family members?

    If not, then I beg you, no more haytin' till you have.
     
  9. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Who said i was hating? I admire his greatness, but im bored with watching it.
     
  10. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Playa hayter! :D
     
  11. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

  12. Flashman

    Flashman wtf did I do?

    Fair play to the freak of nature, that's some going.
     
  13. Juice Terry

    Juice Terry rama lama fa fa fa

    The way I see it is that if there were four different ways to run down an athletics track then guys like Michael Johnson and Carl Lewis would have four times more medals than they did win.

    Actually 5 times as many if you count the medley.

    Yes he's the greatest swimmer the worlds ever seen, but its not worth so many golds.
     
  14. catrina

    catrina back on the road

    I'm in awe of this guy. I really, really, really hope we don't find out in 3 years that it was all performance-enhancing substances over talent, because he's just a wonder to watch. So much better than everybody else, it's incredible!!
     
  15. N_igma

    N_igma Epistemic nuisance

    Ridiculous statement. All the different swimming strokes require using different parts of the body and having different techniques, just because you are a good freestyle swimmer doesn't mean you're going to be a good backstroker. Why didn't Johnson learn to run the marathon or do the steeplechase, I mean it's only running? :rolleyes:
     
  16. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Oh my god!!!! What a race!! Looked like he wouldn't get it and just got it at the last second!!!!! Glad i stayed up now. :D
     
  17. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Phelps: 50:58
    Cavic: 50:59(i think thats the correct time, amazing stuff)

    Phelps wasn't in the top 3 halfway through.
     
  18. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    My net connection has taken from the beginning of the race until now to fire up :mad:

    That was an insane finish, I would like to see that ultra slow-mo quite a few times more please :eek: :hmm:
     
  19. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    He actually looks quite emotional...

    On another, much less respectable, note, I'm quite a fan of the dresses those ladies in the background are wearing :oops:
     
  20. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Bound to be emotional after that kind of finish.
     
  21. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Yeah, and I think that one meant a lot anyway because it was the one that equalled Spitz's record. It's probably quite a relief really!
     
  22. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    5Live just reported that the Serbians are contesting the finish. The reporter was saying that it could be the case that the Serbian (I forget his name) touched the wall first but Phelps, finishing faster, hit the pads with more pressure and so it registered faster, or something.

    One of them said "there is no way Phelps got to the wall first", but they're doubtful as to whether the appeal will be upheld. Need to see an underwater shot apparently.
     
  23. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Yeah, cos I see _that_ appeal being upheld :D :D

    Can you imagine?!
     
  24. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Nah phelps definitely got to it first. I could just tell.
     
  25. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I've got to admit I didn't think he made it, even when they first showed the replay. You could tell one of the commentators wasn't sure either.

    It'd be a brave official who upheald the appeal, but I don't think it's an out of hand dismissal :hmm:
     
  26. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    It was really close no doubt, and phelps wasn't even in the top 3 half way through, dunno how he caught up. I just feel that phelps got it.
     
  27. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    They're reporting it on the bbc now. Apparently Cavic doesn't want to protest.
     
  28. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Its now official,phelps has won it.
     
  29. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    FINA have confirmed the victory. :D
     
  30. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Beat ya to it again.:p
     

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