Sunday, August 17, 2008

I was glued to the television at 10:00 A.M.(GMT+8). My girls were in daughter #4's bedroom similarly glued to the TV screen. We are waiting to witness history. The 1500m men's freestyle finals was on - an upset! A relatively unknown Tunisian swimmer at lane 1 won the event. The 4x100m women's medley relay came next. The Australian quartet won. Now comes the final event that could make or break Michael's bid for the 8th gold medal.

Peirsol gave the US team as he gave them a good lead when he did his backstroke. Hansen increased their lead with his breaststroke. Michael gave his best shot and lead by half a body after his tumble-turn and superb underwater dolphin kicks. It was almost a sure win but I still kept my fingers crossed. Jason Lezak would still have to swim against Eamon Sullivan, the silver medalist in the 100m freestyle! As Phelps hit the touch pad, Lezak dove, dolphin kicked and never looked back. After 36 years, Mark Spitz's 7-gold medal in a single Olympic was broken.

Congratulations Michael Phelps! You are now the best among the best of Olympians.

Posted by desperateblogger On 8/17/2008 02:01:00 PM 2 comments


  1. Woo hoo...the best among the best indeed!

    Akala ko iiyak ako when they showed him tearing up...


  2. e ako umungal, lalo na ng makita ko nanay nya. fyi, my 4 girls were former competitive swimmers. for the longest time we wake up at 4 am to train at 5 am then again at 5 pm. amoy chlorine na kami nun. alam ko hirap pinagdaanan nung mag-ina.


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