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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