Lochte Slips on Day 6 Against Phelps & Clary, Video Special

  9 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | August 02nd, 2012 | Featured, London 2012 Olympics, News

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  1. DanJohnRob says:
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    Mel, I hope you’re right about McGill and Phelps! I also hope Lochte focuses his program more for 2016. This 200 back 200 IM double just isn’t going to work for him. I say, with Grevers/Thoman likely retiring, that he focuses on 100 back, 200 IM (That’s the one he’s never won despite his great talent in the event, and it’s more of a sprint) and trying to make the relays (more sprint work could help his 100 free). That way he could decrease total number of swims/racing yardage significantly but potentially still win 5 medals, as he did in London. Sixteen medals would put him behind only Michael for male Olympians. I’m sure he wants to know what I think, so please pass that on to him the next time you guys chat! LOL!

  2. Lisa says:
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    Glad to see you eat your words on Lochte surpassing Phelps’ legacy, GMM. 50.7? I think he can go faster then that tomorrow.

  3. Gold Medal Mel Stewart says:
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    … I think “they both” should’ve trained for 100s & 200s, a Mark Spitz-like schedule. Phelps didn’t really want to train for it, and it burned the speed out Lochte. (Sure he got the gold, but could he have gotten gold in the 2-back, 2-IM & 2-free? It’s a good question.) Training for the 4-IM is a killer. The fact that Phelps can do a 47.1 flying start 100 free and 50 point 100 fly is amazing training for a 4-IM….

    • DanJohnRob says:
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      Mel, ONE MORE THING! After Michael wins the 100 fly tomorrow, PLEASE convince him to take a year off and then train at your old team, SwimMAC, for the 100 fly and 400 FR & MR in Rio!!! We NEED him to get back the 400 FR and KEEP the 400 MR, and he needs to become the first Olympian in ANY individual event to 4-peat!!!

      • ilove MP says:
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        aww that’s so nice of u..i love Michael Phelps so much but i don’t think he’ll be competing in Rio..); i can surely say that the sport of swimming Will never be the same again without its biggest star..and that’s MP..

    • Lisa says:
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      I don’t think he had a shot of beating Agnel 400IM or not lol

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly.As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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