Michael Phelps – #7 in pictures

For a whole bunch of reasons, I couldn’t be near a TV when Michael Phelps was swimming the 100M Butterfly for his seventh gold of the Olympics. But I really wanted him to win and, eager to know what happened, I called someone who gave me the play-by-play as it happened.

Once I got near a TV/computer, I watched the fantastic race and continued to stay amazed that the guy won.

It all comes down to the fact that Cavic took a long final stroke and “coasted” to the wall while Phelps took an extra stroke to hit the wall first. But if you want to be totally convinced, these pictures (from Sports Illustrated, where there are more images) will quench your thirst.

Phelps is on the left, bare chested; Cavic is on the right in the suit

As an aside, I find that being an American citizen for the first time during an Olympics has a marked bearing on my rooting for American atheletes.

8 thoughts on “Michael Phelps – #7 in pictures”

  1. Hey, I didn’t know you’d become a citizen in the last few years. Neat, congratulations. My mom went through the process in the 1970s which gave us an interesting and useful perspective on things.

  2. Shripriya says:

    I really felt it would just be a piece of paper since, when I became a citizen, I’d already lived here for over a decade… Interestingly it was more than that…

  3. tony says:

    I love this picture. Michael Phelps are totally amazing. I heard that he had few problems when he was a child, like a hyperactive or something.

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  5. wtmercer says:

    This was something that I can finally say to my kids…he I grew up during this.

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