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Michael Phelps Shows Off 8 Gold Medals

Michael Phelps Shows Off 8 Gold Medals

Swimming champion Michael Phelps flaunts his record-breaking eight Olympic gold medals on the latest cover of Sports Illustrated (Aug. 25, 2008 issue). The photo was inspired by Mark Spitz, the former Olympic swimming champ who showed off the seven golds he won at the 1972 Munich Games.

“What is the value of eight golds in Beijing before a prime-time audience in the U.S?” his agent Peter Carlisle asked. “I’d say $100 million over the course of his lifetime.”

That’s a whole lotta cash but Phelps still intends on competing at the 2012 London Olympics, where he hopes to add to his 14 Olympic gold medals (he won six in 2004′s Athens). “There are some times I still want to hit before I retire,” he said. “And I want to try some new events. That’s what’s keeping me going.”

And next week, Phelps will be traveling to London next week rather than stay in Beijing for the closing ceremonies. “I am going to London to do the handover for the next Olympics,” he said. “And hopefully prepare myself the way I did for these Games and be ready to compete in London.”

Other pictures include Phelps relaxing at the Speedo Sports Club at the Jintai Art Museum on Tuesday in Beijing, China.

30+ pictures inside of shirtless Michael Phelps looking speedo sexy…

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90 Responses to “Michael Phelps Shows Off 8 Gold Medals”

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  1. 1
    wow! Says:

    a true champion

  2. 2
    sinna Says:

    I”m truly enjoying the olympics. She’s really awesome and those Jamaican runners are fantastic.

  3. 3
    son Says:

    fake sh*t

  4. 4
    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] Says:

    that’s pimp.

  5. 5
    Jessica Says:

    love michael phelps!

  6. 6
    oh snap Says:

    woot woot!!!!! michael phelps is the ***** <3

  7. 7
    menna Says:

    that IS pimpin…

  8. 8
    Dan Says:

    He is the greatest winner of the olympics. He really is a champion.

  9. 9
    Taylor Says:

    He is hott with nice abs! i am so happy he is reprisenting USA!

  10. 10
    andamentothat Says:

    way to go Michael Phelps!! You are inspiring many children!

  11. 11
    dee Says:

    I love him his body is hot but face not so much

  12. 12
    dancer Says:

    He reminds me of Michael Jordan with is drive, ambition, devotion to being the best in his field. Jordan once said he used to practice for hours and hours on one tiny skill. Phelps seems to have the same incredible drive. Guess this is what separates the truly great from the great.
    I read he eats 20,000 calories a day! Wow! What a way to diet–work out, work out, work out!

  13. 13
    Linda Says:

    Shame he’s got a face like a bulldog eating a wasp.

  14. 14
    Tina Says:

    No-one cares about him unless it’s the Olympics, which is every 4 years…he’s not an all-round star, so he needs the Olympics for his main chance of the spotlight.

  15. 15
    PENN OBSESSER! Says:

    ahh i love him, hes so amzingggggg. and cuteee :]

  16. 16
    buckeyegurl Says:

    Love him!! I’m having Phelps withdrawl, I need more swim events!! I’m happy he is inspiring so many people. It is much better to have adults and children looking up to someone like him than some of these vaucous idiot like Paris, Lindsey or the Hills morons. You go Michael! Make that cheddar!

  17. 17
    Paty Says:

    OMG he look so gay , what a ugly picture, at first I though was a lady in a orange top or dress. congrats to him!

  18. 18
    Jules Says:

    Congratulations on a job well done. He worked hard for his medals. Michael deserves all the good that comes to him.

  19. 19
    walker Says:

    dancer,

    Yeah, my daughter is a competitive swimmer and you’re right, it’s that
    incredible drive that makes the difference. There are numerous kids that have physical swimming talent but the champions have extreme focus and internal motivation that is impossible to create by coaches or parents. That probably is true in many things but I’m close enough to competitive swimming to really see it.

  20. 20
    an oldie Says:

    Congratulations, Michael.

  21. 21
    Benny mars Says:

    Michael Phelps is a great swimmer, but Ian Thorpe is a better swimmer than Michael Phelps. Hopelfully Ian thorpe will compete for the 2012 olympics.

    By the way ladies Ian Thorpe is way hotter.

  22. 22
    fresh Says:

    Natalie Coughlin is really pretty. She should get more attention.

  23. 23
    blackworm Says:

    Natalie Coughlin is also a great American swimmer. I agree she should get more recognition.

  24. 24
    ellie Says:

    why have they chosen the most ugly pose ever as the cover! he looks awful.

    ive been watching the olympics and am loving it, and he looked way cuter after the swimming than he does here posing for a photoshoot. wtf??

  25. 25
    Ha! Says:

    I’m sorry, Natalie Coughlin should get more recognition because she’s pretty!?!? Welcome to JJ’s site, folks.

    Michael Phelps is amazing and his dedication and humility are to be admired. I love that he mentions he has times that he still wants to achieve, not people to beat or races to win. I also love that he looks for his mother in the crowd first thing every time he wins.

    I’m glad the world, not just the US, had someone to come together behind so far in this Olympics. I don’t doubt there will be more getting much deserved coverage soon. For those who say other deserved it more, how could they not have covered this amazing achievement, this amazing record being broken. We all witnessed history this year. It took 30+ years to find an athlete who could beat Mark Spitz’s record.

    There is nothing negative that needs to be said about it or him.

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