Monday, August 18, 2008

Michael Phelps is Golden

I have largely avoided watching the Olympics but I did catch Michael Phelps eighth and final Gold Medal in the Mens 400 metre medley relay on Saturday when he eclipsed Mark Spitz for the most individual gold medals in any Olympics. Throw in the six golds he won in Athens in 2004 and youhave the most decorated Olympic athlete in history.

Perhaps most importantly Phelps pushes us over the top for the medal count. The United States currently has 72 medals whereas China has 67. If not for Phelps, the Chinese could claim the Communist system surpasses ours. I won't liken Phelps to Jesse Owens but he certainly puts a dent into the Chinese propaganda machine.

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