Just a I figured, Michael Phelps was all fired-up Sunday and broke his own world record for the 400 meter Individual Medley with an amazing time of 4 minutes, 3.84 seconds. With his family and President Bush cheering him on, Phelps was emotional at the medal stand while the American flag was raised and the Star-Spangled Banner was in the background. He plans to break Mark Spitz’s record of 7 gold medals in the Olympics.
Meanwhile, Alain Bernard of France, still insists that they will break the Americans in the 4×100 freestyle relay. The Frenchman may be biting off more than he can chew with the preliminary American squad breaking the world record Sunday night. The team that broke the record was comprised of Nathan Adrian, Cullen Jones, Benwildman-Tobriner, and Matt Grevers. But only Jones will join the team in the finals while the rest of the guys have already done their job. Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, Jason Lezak, and Jones will compete in the finals and give the French a run for their money.
What did I say about challenging the Americans? Anyway, it’s going to be a hell of a fight for the French, especially with President Bush going out of his way to support the American team in the Olympics.
Here’s a link of the video of the 400 meter Individual Medley won by Phelps.