London Olympics: Phelps falls short o...

London Olympics: Phelps falls short of gold in butterfly; Schmitt breaks Olympic record

There are 8 comments on the Missourian story from Jul 31, 2012, titled London Olympics: Phelps falls short of gold in butterfly; Schmitt breaks Olympic record. In it, Missourian reports that:

Phelps won his 18th career medal Tuesday night, but it was only a silver. Having led the entire way in the 200-meter butterfly, he tried to glide to the wall after his final stroke and was out-touched by Chad le Clos of South Africa.

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whatsthatsmell

Bryn Mawr, PA

#1 Jul 31, 2012
Should read slacker glides into wall. My guess is Phelps was coerced to return. The US and NBC needed as many marketing tools as possible.

He's tired and unmotivated. The 60 Minutes piece clearly showed that. The pot incident also showed he was tired of training and just how disciplined & mature he actually was/is at his age. He would've been better taking an Olympics or two off and pull a Dara Torres years later.
Leeporter

Bangkok, Thailand

#2 Jul 31, 2012
Last time he doped.

This time he didn't.

That's the difference.

:-)
whatsthatsmell

Bryn Mawr, PA

#3 Jul 31, 2012
Leeporter wrote:
Last time he doped.
This time he didn't.
That's the difference.
:-)
The say it's his big feet and hands which is what this Chinese girl has. I wouldn't have put it past him to have doped as many others on the team. When these athletes really want to win(at all cost) then he might dope but this time he just doesn't want it enough.
Olympian

San Francisco, CA

#5 Aug 1, 2012
Those drugs and wild parties have done Michael Phelps in. In the old days he was a gold machine.
Olympian

San Francisco, CA

#6 Aug 1, 2012
no one was even in his class.
Olympian

San Francisco, CA

#7 Aug 1, 2012
There is an old saying among Olympic athletes,"you don't dope you don't win".
Italain Stallion

Kanata, Canada

#9 Aug 4, 2012
whatsthatsmell wrote:
Should read slacker glides into wall. My guess is Phelps was coerced to return. The US and NBC needed as many marketing tools as possible.
He's tired and unmotivated. The 60 Minutes piece clearly showed that. The pot incident also showed he was tired of training and just how disciplined & mature he actually was/is at his age. He would've been better taking an Olympics or two off and pull a Dara Torres years later.
Not enough steroids this time. The Olympics used to be about competition and the human spirit and now it is win at all costs. I am sure most of the swimmers and track and field athletes are on the juice. It is simply who can mask them the best.
Italain Stallion

Kanata, Canada

#10 Aug 4, 2012
Leeporter wrote:
Last time he doped.
This time he didn't.
That's the difference.
:-)
Well put. Could not agree more!!!!!!!!!!

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