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Michael Phelps Gets Smoked in the Pool

Michael Phelps Gets Smoked in the Pool

Swimming superstar Michael Phelps comes up short after losing to Paul Biedermann (Germany) in the men’s 200m freestyle final at the 2009 FINA World Championships, held at the Foro Italico in Rome on Tuesday (July 28).

The 24-year-old Olympic gold medalist suffered his first individual defeat in a world competition since 2005. Biedermann won in world record time of 1:42.00 while Phelps took the silver with a time of 1:43:22. The time was slightly slower than his gold medal win (1:42:96) in Beijing.

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34 Responses to “Michael Phelps Gets Smoked in the Pool”

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  1. 1
    Jon Gosselin is a ho Says:

    wow. this guy can swim. lets give him a medal why don’t we? oh wait… Anyway… lets carry him above our shoulders because he has a mean stroke. Buckin tool

  2. 2
    JOan Rivers is hottt Says:

    puff puff pass

  3. 3
    Hoooooot Says:

    butterz

  4. 4
    Coach Says:

    Practice more party less!!!

  5. 5
    liza Says:

    You are still the best Michael!!! Lets just wait for next year when that german guy can’t wear the super suit and see how fast he can swim!! FINA should have NEVER allowed those suits!
    You rock Michael!!

  6. 6
    tinamarie Says:

    To bad this guy is ugly because he has a smoking hot body..

  7. 7
    Suki Says:

    yep, that’s one smokin’ bod!

  8. 8
    jerseygrl Says:

    I’m glad he lost he’s annoying and really ugly looking. The German guy is cute.

  9. 9
    kc Says:

    I saw that! Aww man that fricken sucked! And he did not lose because he smoked that ONE time! He just took too long of a break.

  10. 10
    Ali Says:

    this loss is really about the superior suit the other guy had. it was not an even competition.

  11. 11
    cam3150 Says:

    Really subtle omission, JJ, regarding WHY the German guy won — because he was wearing one of the banned (as of 2010) body suits and Michael was’t. He even admitted in an interview that he could never beat Michael “on his own” and that the suit is what made the difference. Hardly a victory he can boast about.

    Check out this story from msnbc.com for the real story:

    http://www.universalsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPID=11652&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=23000&ATCLID=204766273

  12. 12
    f Says:

    thats because he wasnt on the pot….

  13. 13
    Stephanie Says:

    Does anyone else find it strange how low Phelps pulls his suits down? It seems like he is trying really hard to be sexy.

  14. 14
    Eva Says:

    He should lay off weed and strippers…

  15. 15
    rhonda Says:

    Need to give up the bong, dude!

  16. 16
    i n f a m o u s l y c o o l Says:

    he still the greatest of all time.

  17. 17
    rebecca Says:

    his body is soooo sick. perfect. just perfect.

  18. 18
    outburst Says:

    Swimmers body!!! So lean :)

  19. 19
    Sarah May Says:

    @cam3150:

    That was very interesting to know. Amazing what difference it can make.

  20. 20
    k Says:

    @jerseygrl: now that is a really really really good reason for not supporting him. i mean looks are everything…

  21. 21
    k Says:

    @jerseygrl: now that is a really really really good reason for not supporting him. i mean looks are everything…

  22. 22
    meh Says:

    haha. he’s human after all.

  23. 23
    Lalique Says:

    @k: You’re right, looks are everything. Like, totally, as if, like, you know, like, how tall are you and what brand jeans do you wear?

  24. 24
    Rose Says:

    oh he’ll get over it. He cant win everything! I rather him boycott international events, that’ll make me enjoy swimming a lot more.

    Congrats to the German fella!

  25. 25
    Shemp lugosi Says:

    The way the media is painting this story is so bloody stupid! The guy WON a silver medal, which is no small feat. Just like when Michelle Kwan WON a silver medal in the 1998 Olympics and all the stupid media could talk about was how she “lost” to flash-in-the-pan flutzing Tara Lipinski. Get a clue, stupid gossip mongers!

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