Monday, August 6, 2012
Phelps, a Towson native, ended the 2012 Summer Olympics as the most decorated Olympian of all time.
Monday, August 6, 2012
The numbers say it all: 22 medals, 18 gold. Michael Phelps, 27, is the greatest Olympian of all time, as his trophy says. Better than even some nations, as the New York Times put it on Aug. 4: "Phelps’s 22 medals are a mind-boggling total. If he were a country, he would rank in the top 60 in modern Olympic history. His 18 golds would put him No. 36, just ahead of Argentina." If you weren't keeping a scorecard at home of the Towson swimmer who learned his skills at North Baltimore's Meadowbrook Swim Club, the Huffington Post prepared one for you: *World Record **Olympic Record Information via Sports-Reference
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Michael Phelps finished his Olympic career Saturday with a team win in the 4x100 medley relay.
In the final 50 meters, you couldn't hear the announcers or the cheers in London. You could only hear the claps and the chants and the screams of "USA! USA!" in the cramped lobby at Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center in Mount Washington. It was here where Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps cut his teeth and it was here where, Saturday afternoon, thousands of miles away, dozens turned out to watch what he claims will be the final swim of his storied career. Phelps and the Americans claimed the gold in the 4x100-meter medley relay. The win was his 22nd career medal and 18th career gold, in his fourth and final Olympics. Earlier this week, Phelps passed Larisa Latynina (18 medals) to become the most decorated Olympian of all time. After the …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Phelps made another threepeat in a signature event.
Rodgers Forge's own Michael Phelps made it 21 Olympic medals Friday evening, with a gold in the 100-meter butterfly, the Huffington Post reports. Phelps finished in 51.21 seconds, just ahead of South Africa's Chad le Clos, who famously beat Phelps by a fingertip in the 200-meter butterfly earlier this week. Le Clos tied with Evgeny Korotyshkin of Russia for the silver, finishing in 51.44 seconds. If you're keeping track, that's Phelps' 17th career gold. ESPN reports via Twitter that Phelps surged from 7th place at the 50-meter mark to claim the win in the Friday event. "There's nothing really to say that hasn't been said before," ESPN's Olympics feed Tweeted. With the gold in the 200-meter individualized medley on Thursday, Phelps became …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The Rodgers Forge Olympian begins his final Olympic slate on Saturday.
In mere hours, Towson's own Michael Phelps is set to make a big splash in his fourth and final Olympics. The Rodgers Forge native will be among the first in the water in the qualification round of the 400-meter individualized medley on Saturday at 5 a.m. eastern time. Check out NBC's site for the full schedule and live streaming. But is he ready? Among his detractors is teammate Tyler Clary, who earlier this month apologized after questioning Phelps' work ethic headed into the 2012 games. Phelps is set for seven events in his final games, eliminating a possible repeat of his record eight gold medal performance in Beijing. Phelps acknowledged he won't come close to that performance in an interview earlier this month with The Baltimore Sun. …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Check out this Sun feature about the Rodgers Forge native as he trains in Indianapolis.