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Sunday, August 17, 2008

A TRUE ATHLETE.....and he is all OURS

Last gasp puts Phelps in seventh heaven in Olympics
5 hours ago
BEIJING (AFP) — Michael Phelps stunned even himself with a desperate last lunge to grasp a record-equalling seventh Olympic gold medal in Beijing, ahead of a shock line-up for Saturday's showpiece, the athletics' men's 100 metres final.

Phelps Ties Spitz for Golds at a Single Olympics
By VOA News 16 August 2008

United States' Michael Phelps reacts after winning the gold medal during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, 16 Aug 2008
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps has won his seventh gold medal at the Beijing Games - in perhaps his closest race - to tie U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz's record for gold medals at a single Olympics.



Brown-Eyes said...

Michael's triumphs were a win for all of us Americans...I couldn't have been happier or prouder of him if he had been my child. I thought his mom was a cutie pie, too! ;-) Brown-Eyes

Tara said...

Wasn't this so exciting for the whole country--so nice of you to honor him!


Beverly said...

You are so right, we are all so proud. He has accomplished the unbelievable.

All of our athletes make us proud. Proud to be an American.

Wendy said...

WooHoo Great job Michael!!! My hubby and I watched every swim meet he was in and it was awesome to watch!!! His mom was so sweet!!! Have a great day!!~Wendy

Anonymous said...

Great post !!!! Yes we kinda forget how our support is needed. As I watched is eyes lastnight as the Star spangled banner played I knew this young man knows and loves his freedom!

Anonymous said...

Great post !!!! Yes we kinda forget how our support is needed. As I watched is eyes lastnight as the Star spangled banner played I knew this young man knows and loves his freedom!

Jeanne said...

BJ, back at last to say hello. The last of my summer activities has finished. The wedding shower for my great niece was wonderful and fun. A little family reunion means so much.

Your post about Michael is awesome. He is such an 'American Hero' right now. You posted some wonderful pics of him. I liked the info too. Good job girl!!!

Hugs and love, Jeanne

nikkicrumpet said...

YEAH!! It was so exhilerating watching him race. I felt like I was swimming with him stroke for stroke. The thing I like most about him is how humble and sweet he seems. He doesn't show off for the camera or act like a doofus like some of the athletes. He has carried himself with class and dignity. His momma did a great job with that boy!

I hope you have a great night BJ!

nikkicrumpet said...

P.S. hmmmmmmmm
Is it safe to say you like Danielle Steele? lol

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Holy cow, look at the muscles on that boy! I don't have TV reception and haven't for some time, but boy, this almost makes me want it again just so I could feel the excitement of seeing this young man bring home the gold for the USA!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

He is indeed an amazing, dedicated athlete. I'm so happy he broke the record for medals!

Miss Xanti has a big ol' crush on him!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Isn't he something... I love seeing him throw his mom flowers...awwww

Anonymous said...

The word throughout the games. . .
USA USA USA USA. . . . .

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Were proud for him too up here in Canada!!!

Twice as Nice said...

My twin and I just stared our own blog. We hope we can get the hang of things and keep it interesting. Lisa from British Colonial Love Affair gave us our first blog award and we would like to pass it on to you. Your blog was the very first one I ever checked out when you mentioned on your RMS space that you had one. Then Rue and French stared theirs. It seems like fun. Twin2

Meggie said...

I've had such a good time watching him, his mom and sisters. What a wonderful young man and such a great role model for younger swimmers everywhere.

Susie Q said...

It was SO cool wasn't it?? : )

And I LOVE his Momma too.