Phelps Rises to
This week Michael Phelps accomplished something no other
athlete has ever accomplished. He won 8 gold medals in a single Olympics. He
now has 14 Gold medals overall, 3 more than anyone in history.
By Steve Patterson
Phelps Overshadows China
When China won the right to host these
games they hoped to use them as propaganda to “show off” their country and
their government. They expected China
to be the biggest story of these Olympics but they didn’t count on an athlete
from Baltimore turning China into his
ultimate showplace. Phelps has knocked China off the front page and become
the story of these games.
Can He Do It Again?
Phelps has become one of the
greatest athletes the world has ever seen. It is not just his natural ability
or his strict training regime that has allowed him to accomplish his goals.
Instead it is his incredible drive and at the age of 23. And He still has many
good years ahead of him. It is natural to ask the question, can he do it in London? I think he could
if he wanted to.