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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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  • Jon Gosselin is a ho

    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

  • JOan Rivers is hottt

    puff puff pass

  • Hoooooot


  • Coach

    Practice more party less!!!

  • liza

    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!!

  • tinamarie

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

  • Suki

    yep, that’s one smokin’ bod!

  • jerseygrl

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

  • kc

    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.

  • Ali

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

  • cam3150

    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 for the real story:

  • f

    thats because he wasnt on the pot….

  • Stephanie

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

  • Eva

    He should lay off weed and strippers…

  • rhonda

    Need to give up the bong, dude!

  • i n f a m o u s l y c o o l

    he still the greatest of all time.

  • rebecca

    his body is soooo sick. perfect. just perfect.

  • outburst

    Swimmers body!!! So lean :)

  • Sarah May


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

  • k

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

  • k

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

  • meh

    haha. he’s human after all.

  • Lalique

    @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?

  • Rose

    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!

  • Shemp lugosi

    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!

  • black


    ——————-Guess his steroids are wearing out————–

  • can’t help

    but with this little head of his he just looks like that mutant head from Total Recall. His body is great but he needs a head transplantation. Maybe smoking pot makes your head shrink LOL

  • heather

    Well you can’t win ‘em all. There’s more chances for him to win gold. He’ll be fine. And yes…he has a hot, hot bod and yes…I find him very sexy.

  • DarkEmpress

    Phelps has been beat before by a Canadian (yay!) Brent Hayden ( who is so very very sexy) in June. Phelps is a great swimmer but it doesnt mean that there arent other great swimmers.

  • pam

    Phelps wasn’t complaining about having the latest and greatest suit at the Olympics. Now that his suit is obsolete he and his coach are both crying foul. Bad loser.

  • Alicia

    I guess that’s the price you pay for signing an endorsement deal with a company that is no longer top-of-the-line. Sorry Speedo )-: This clip has some stills and footage of the actual race.

  • lakers fan in boston

    he got beat by like a second so it’s not smoked
    glad he lost tho, i was so f’ing tired of hearing about him in the Olympics
    if he was 2 go back 2 being a beast he needs to bong it up =D

  • tinamarie

    @outburst: Gotta love those swimmers bodies huh…yum

  • Who cares?

    boo hoo and hoo again