Who hasn’t heard about the feats and glory of Michael Phelps in the Beijing Olympics!? It took 36 years for an athelete to surpass Mark Spitz’s incredible 7 gold medal win in 1972 at the Olympic Games in Munich! (I just so happened to have been there!) Michael Phelps not only won 8 gold medals, he also set 7 world records! It may take another 36 years for another athelete to come along and beat what he has done this past week. Then again, the record may never be broken. Who knows!?
Michael Phelps should go out in glory and be remembered at the top of his game! More than likely he himself will not be able to accomplish what he did this year when he competes in the Olympic Games in London in 2012. Michael has already said he will compete again in four years. I think he wants to assure his medal record, much like Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France. A mistake if you ask me. I’m sure he feels he may be able to repeat what he did in the Beijing Games, but I’m not so sure!
Maya Muses: Even if Michael Phelps wins 3, 4, or 5 gold medals in 2012, it will be a let down to what he has accomplished here. If you ask me, I say go out while you’re on the top! (Or will he prove me wrong and I’ll have to eat my words?)
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