»Current Obsession|Michael Phelps
⤷“I want to be able to look back and say, ‘I’ve done everything I can, and I was successful.’ I don’t want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I’d like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.”
a list of my favorite olympians at the XXX olympiad → michael phelps
On June 30, 1985 Michael Phelps was born. He began swimming at the age of seven. Michael qualified for his first Olympic Swim Team in 2000- he was fifteen. He was the youngest swimmer to compete for the US in the Olympics in 68 years. He made the finals in the 200 Fly where he finished fifth. In 2003, he said in an interview that “anyone in the (swimming) world would love to win seven or more gold medals” like Mark Spitz had done, but taking a step and winning just one would be “perfectly fine” with him. In Athens (2004), Phelps came home with 8 Medals- 6 Gold, 2 Bronze. In Beijing (2008), he did what nobody thought he could do. He won Gold in all 8 events he swam, breaking the record Spitz had set in 1972. London (2012) was Phelps’ final Olympics. He finished with 6 Medals- 4 Gold, 2 Silver. He retired as the Most Decorated Olympian of All Time (18G, 2S, 2B), and arguably the Greatest Olympian of All Time.
On this day six years ago, Michael Phelps won his third gold medal of the 2008 Olympics. He won the 200 freestyle in a world record time of 1:42.96. I still remember that race and how proud I was of him. He had amazing Olympics and I will remember those races for the rest of my life. He is truly inspiring with everything he has done and I couldn’t think of anyone who deserves it more than him. I know this got really sappy but I just love him so much and I am so proud of him. It is hard to believe it has been six years.
Phelps beat Cavic again in Men’s 100m butterfly at Rome World Championship 2009 and broke the world record— this time without a high-tech Speedo.
You really are a fish aren’t you
so this is a new tumblr dedicated to michael phelps! (i actually had one with this same url during the last olympics but then i deleted it.) i decided to come back. so i love talking to people and i would love to make some friends! and talk about the love that i have for michael! so yayy! (and my page is currently under construction. i hope to have it looking pretty in a couple of days)