Swimming is always one of the biggest draws at the Summer Olympics, but this year’s aquatic events seem especially ripe with storylines. Missy Franklin looks to repeat her impressive 2012 showing, Ryan Lochte could emerge as the guy in American swimming, Katie Ledecky will likely become the U.S.’s next mega-star and, of course, Michael Phelps will attempt to close out his legendary...
MESA, Ariz. (AP) Katie Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle by nearly 15 seconds at the Arena Pro Swim meet Saturday night, her third victory in three days just over two months before the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. Ledecky swam well ahead of the rest of the field throughout the final and touched in 8 minutes, 13.20 seconds on the last night of the meet at Skyline Aquatic Center...
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MESA, Ariz. (AP) Michael Phelps won the 200-meter butterfly at the Arena Pro Swim meet Friday night, where wind gusts up to 30 mph whipped up the water and created challenging conditions. Phelps touched first in 1 minute, 58.14 seconds. Clark Pace finished second in 1:58.71. Katie Ledecky won the 400 freestyle by a whopping 5.93 seconds. The world record holder cruised through...
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Michael Phelps made an appearance in the Arizona State student section Friday night to distract Oregon State free throw shooters. The Sun Devils are famous for their “Curtain of Distraction,” in which some sort of distraction is unveiled from behind the curtain as an opponent is about to shoot free throws. Friday, the distraction was Phelps, wearing a Speedo and a pile of Olympic...
Michael Phelps never went to college. The world clearly missed out on Michael Phelps in college. The swimmer and most decorated Olympian of all time added a new line to his already impressive resume on Thursday: Featured guest behind The Curtain of Distraction. Phelps aided the Arizona State basketball student section during a Pac-12 contest against Oregon State. We’ll let the...
Michael Phelps was at Arizona State University Thursday night as a featured member behind the school’s legendary “Curtain of Distraction.” In case you’re unfamiliar with this, they bring out a portable curtain while opposing players attempt free throws and people try to distract them from sinking them. Phelps, who will be an assistant swim coach for the Sun Devils after...
Michael Phelps and his fiancee Nicole Johnson announced on Wednesday that they are expecting a child, and it’s a boy. Phelps revealed the big news with a post on Instagram. “We found out 8 weeks ago we were expecting … Today we’re over 12 weeks and it looks like we’re having a boy!!!” Phelps wrote....Read More
Michael Phelps seemingly had it all. He was one of the most recognizable sports figures in the world, and he had the Olympic medals to back it up. But Phelps’ life changed back in September 2014 when the Olympic swimmer was arrested for a DUI. And the days after his arrest were extremely painful. “I was in a really dark place,” Phelps told Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden...
Michael Phelps is officially off the market. The 18-time gold medalist swimmer announced on social media early Sunday morning that he and girlfriend Nicole Johnson had gotten engaged. “She said yes,” Phelps wrote on Twitter and Instagram as the caption for a photo of them together in the snow. Johnson seemed equally ecstatic, writing on...Read More
A woman named Taylor Lianne Chandler claims she is dating Michael Phelps. This woman was once a man. Chandler, 41, recently revealed on Facebook that she was born David Roy Fitch before changing her sex during her teenage years. Chandler was put on testosterone blockers in her early teens and underwent surgery to get rid...Read More
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