MICHAEL PHELPS MIGHT AS WELL BE SWIMMING FOR RUSSIA TO WAY HE’S GOING
July 31 2012
London, U.K. – It is possible, likely even, that Michael Phelps will go down as the greatest Olympian in the history of the Games. With more medals, Gold and otherwise, than any other athlete in history, it would be hard to argue against Phelps no matter which country you come from.
Phelps, though, still has a bit of a way to go to convince everyone of his greatness. These Olympic Games were supposed to be about that. He was supposed to finally take the record for the most medals and, presumably, dominate as he did in Beijing and take home a lot of gold hardware for his nation.
Thus far that hasn’t happened. After finishing fourth in his first race, Phelps has only managed a second place finish so far, that in the 200 metre butterfly. That placing gave Phelps a Silver medal and tied him with Russian gymnast Larissa Latynina, an athlete Phelps admires greatly. Of course the way Phelps has been swimming such affection for a Russian makes sense because it sure as heck seems like he’s racing for that country and not his own.
“You guys are still stressing about it. I have times that I want to hit and things I want to do. That's why I'm here. Obviously, we always want to swim faster,” Phelps said before the Games, something he has clearly not done either because he is washed up or a traitor to his nation.
Thus far Phelps has lost to swimmers from a number of different nations, including his own.
He lost the Gold in the Butterfly to South African Chad le Clos. There were no Russians in that race.
“Obviously every athlete has his peaks and his valleys but for Phelps the expectations were very, very high. It wasn’t just his records it was also the fact that he is still a young man, still well in his prime and he should have been able to do just as well here as he did in Beijing but clearly that is not the case and the root of that, well, who knows,” said Scrape TV Sports analyst Mark Marvins. “I mean he could have just passed his prime, or the drugs aren’t working all that well anymore or, possibly, it could be that he is in the midst of sabotaging his nation’s medal hopes, taking up a spot and giving wins to the Chinese or the Russians or whoever just like a traitor does. That would be a shame.”
It’s not clear if Phelps is deliberately betraying the nation or has simply been brainwashed.
“If that is proven, if Phelps really is betraying his nation and his people, it could well be
the greatest scandal in the history of the Olympics. I’m sure that will be the end of the legend if it were true and the end of sponsorships and everything. Heck, he could even be executed. People don’t take kindly to traitors,” continued Marvins. “I don’t know of any Olympians who have been executed in the past but there surely have been some. Russians of Chinese or Koreans or whatever all those commies are. Now Phelps will likely be joining that illustrious group and forever be shamed, forever be a traitor to his nation and his people and everything he once stood for, whether it’s his fault or not.”
Phelps hasn’t flat out denied betraying his nation.
Alexi Orton, Sports Correspondent