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Michael Phelps is Today's Olympian

Michael Phelps is Today's Olympian

Michael Phelps is interviewed by Matt Lauer on the NBC Today Show set after after winning eight gold medals at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on Tuesday in Beijing, China.

“I’m just exhausted,” Phelps told Lauer from the Today set in Beijing. “I feel like I haven’t stopped moving for 10 days straight — but it’s been fun, this is an experience I’ve always dreamed of.”

The 23-year-old Olympian talked about the 100m butterfly race where he won by 1/100th of a second. “I had no idea where we were — I mean, I knew we were all together,” Phelps said. “I didn’t know if I was ahead, behind, whatever, and about 15-20 meters out, I was focused on hitting the wall perfectly, trying to have a good last stroke, and I when I took that last stroke I thought that cost me the race.”

But in the end, Phelps said, “It was the perfect finish for a close race, and definitely does not get any better than that.”

Watch the entire interview with Michael Phelps on the Today Show.

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Photos: Kristian Dowling/Getty
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  • geniass

    Yay MP!

  • :)

    i guess some of you just sit on the computer and wait for a new post so you can claim to be first. i bet we you get older on your resume you can tell your employer that you were first to post on a michael phelps blog…get a life.

    i dont see how people think hes ugly i love this kid, everytime he was swimming i couldnt help but scream “go michael go”

  • http://celeni.livejournal.com Celeni

    I ♥ Michael Phelps.

  • AManda

    GO MICHAEL! He’s amazing!!!!

  • melissa

    Michael is the best, I think that people are so excited because not only is he an amazing swimmer, we have fallen in love with his charisma, happy, go lucky way. He is just seems like he would be a pleasure to be around and it would be cool to be his friend.

  • shine

    I did not miss one race of MP! I was screaming with the american people. If we were to put all those screaming American fans all over the world it will reach planet venus!! hehehe

  • cherrydreamz

    Michael is just so yummingly good looking. And the manpris look hot on him as well.

  • Kenny
  • tellin it like it is

    AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE MICHAEL PHELPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is by far the most adorable athlete in the olympics, no scratch that, on THE PLANET! He is also the nicest, most charasmatic, sweet, fun to watch, exhilerating, amazing, happiest, coolest, running out of adjectives, coolioest person EVER!!!!! I love him like all get out, and THANKS JJ for posting so much about him. YOU RULE!!! (MP & JJ) ;)

  • Love PHELPs

    thanks for posting M.P news and pics
    he looks so cute . i love his smile.

  • Ha!

    He must be having the time of his life right now. Good for him!

  • milan

    Do ya think that Micheal can fly like dumbo with his huge ears!

  • parisgirl

    @ #3
    I like him and I was cheering for him too. It doesn’t mean I’m blind. I don’t wanna be mean so all I’ll say is thank God his body is tight cause the face is hmm questionable (it’s another story when he’s inside a pool tho)

  • Ha!

    milan, you must be just like one of the little sh*ts who bullied and picked on him when he was a kid. Grow the f*ck up, would you?

  • hello1

    OMG i so want to suck on Michael Phelps toes and lick his feet. Size 14 shoe people! i wonder how big his wang is? but i would totally suck on his toes mmmmmmmmm makes my hole wet thinking about it

  • oh snap!

    AWW MP IS SOO CUTE I LOVE HIS SMILE AND HIS FACE

    THANK YOU JUST JARED FOR POSTING THA LASTEST NEWS ON MICHAEL ♥ ♥

  • http://voguebeauty.blogspot.com/ Vogue
  • MCCHICKEN

    HE LOOKS LIKE A BASKETBALL PLAYER, WHO ELSE THINKS SOO, I WONDER WHAT’S HIS FAV TEAM?

  • MCCHICKEN

    IS IT JUST ME OR DOES IT LOOKS LIKE MICHAEL SHOULD BE A BASKETBALL PLAYER, I BET HE’D BE GOOD, I WONDER WHAT HIS FAVORITE BBALL TEAM IS?

  • Jane

    He is really ugly, I don’t kow how anyone is disputing this. He’s a fantastic athlete and deserves everything he won but he is the definition of a butterface. His body is good but when you have to look at those ears, that gummy smile, that wierd face, I don’t know…Good thing he is getting tens of millions in endorsements so that when his body is gone he won’t just be another ugly face.

    Also he is a jerk to many people. He looks like a dork but he is definitely a jock. His neighbours hate him, he is a douchebag, and even his campus paper put a huge article about his douchiness a few years ago.

    And no, he woudln’t make a good b-ball player at 200lb and 6’4″. Unless he is the best point guard in the league.

  • omg

    his body is amazing but his face is just weird…

  • Bre

    That man is full of love <3

  • Michael phelps rocks

    Michael is the best.

  • Maria

    M.P. is amazing a i actually ♥ his face and his charming smile. People’s chill out and quit hatin’!!!
    i ♥ ya Michael Phelps!!!!!!!

  • cain

    Is this from yesterday? So he is in OCD of the Olympics park yesterday?! OMG I just missed him by an inch!

  • gd marx

    He’s de biggest doper ever!

  • ****

    Seriously though, does he have cerebral palsy or something? At least he can swim real good like, uh-yuck.

    Here’s Michael Phelps after winning his first medal:
    http://www.thebransonproject.com/lukeTherapy7_05.jpg

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