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Old 09-30-2014, 01:30 PM   #481
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Another DUI for Phelps.
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:46 PM   #482
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Apparently this Milorad Cavic chump doesn't learn.
Totally. Omega says Cavic touched first

Meanwhile overhyped Pottphelps upgraded to DUI after those marijuana photos...
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:17 PM   #483
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Overhyped? The guy has won a shitload of gold medals.


US Swimming banned him for 6 months.
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Reeeeeeeeeeally have to dispute this title. Usain Bolt is a fucking freak. Phenomenal performances in Beijing.
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Old 08-27-2015, 10:32 AM   #485
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The 200m footage is honestly just fucked. By the three or four-second mark I was audibly expressing my disgust for how good he was.
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until he got run over by a Segway.

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Wrong thread.
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It's not the wrong thread. The premise of the thread is that Phelps is (or was) the best athlete on the planet, but that is actually Usain Bolt, according to Cobblestones.
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It's not the wrong thread. The premise of the thread is that Phelps is (or was) the best athlete on the planet, but that is actually Usain Bolt, according to Cobblestones.
Alrighty then.


Doesn't really matter, though. Phelps is still the most elite Olympian ever.
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Reeeeeeeeeeally have to dispute this title. Usain Bolt is a fucking freak. Phenomenal performances in Beijing.

in 2015, i agree with you. Bolt is a better athlete than Phelps, but that wasn't true in 2007-2009.

although, i'd give the title of "best athlete on the planet" to another swimmer:

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KAZAN, Russia — There was an emphatic slap of the water, the splash shooting right up into her be-goggled face. There was a victory roar unlike anything she had unleashed all week. There was a giant, unabashed smile as she made her way out of the Kazan Arena pool. And minutes later, on the medal stand, there was a beaming, full-throated sing-along to “The Star-Spangled Banner” as it played for the fifth time here in her honor.

This time felt different for Katie Ledecky. The sense of accomplishment was complete. On Saturday night, in her final race of the FINA World Championships, she made plenty more history — a world record in the women’s 800-meter freestyle, with a once-unfathomable time of 8 minutes 7.39 seconds — and wrapped up one of the great single-meet performances in swimming history. When it was over, for the first time all week, she exhaled.

“I had just finished my meet and . . . I knew it was a real special night for our team, so I was just going to enjoy it,” said Ledecky, an 18-year-old Bethesda native. “It was my last time up on the medal stand, and to see everybody in the crowd — it’s really a neat thing.”

Across seven remarkable days here, she set three world records, won five gold medals, expanded her repertoire of world-class events and invented a new achievement — the Ledecky Slam, an unprecedented sweep of the 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyles — that may never be duplicated — unless by Ledecky herself at the next world championships two years from now. She would probably do it at the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics as well, but the 1,500 is not contested in the Olympics.

For every swimmer chasing world-class dreams, there is a perfect race somewhere out there, and you never quite achieve it because there is always something that can be improved, a hundredth of a second that can be shaved. But for Ledecky, whose sheer ability means she can take aim at things no one else in the world would even fathom, this race came perhaps as close as any in her career to perfect.

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although the exciting thing is that a newly sober and fit Phelps just swam the top times in the world in the 100/200fly and 200 IM at US Nationals earlier this month. he would have won Worlds (which he was banned from per USA swimming) in all three of those events.

i think it's entirely likely that he's looking at 6 more medals in Rio.

but we'll see.
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