Michael Phelps Reveals More About His Olympic Schedule – Gold Medal Minute Video

  44 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | June 16th, 2014 | Gold Medal Minute, International, News, Video | Sponsored by: Swimoutlet.com

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Michael Phelps, 2014 Charlotte Grand Prix (Courtesy of Mike Lewis)

Michael Phelps, 2014 Charlotte Grand Prix (Courtesy of Mike Lewis)

Michael Phelps, the greatest Olympian of all-time, reveals more about his event schedule as we near USA Swimming’s 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships (and the Pac Pacific Championships and 2015 FINA World Championships selection meet).

200 butterfly and 400 IM are off the table

400 IM was not a surprise. 200 butterfly is a head-scratcher, leaving everyone wondering, why not?  Phelps-fans see 200 butterfly as an easier path to an additional Olympic medal. Phelps could probably get on the 2016 Olympic Games podium in the 200 fly using muscle memory alone.

100 butterfly, 100 freestyle and 200 IM are on the table

200 freestyle is as well, though, at this point, 200 free appears to be a relay attempt.  With 100 fly, 100 free, 200 IM and the 4×200 free, Phelps is back to a very robust event schedule, potentially swimming 6 events at international competitions for Team USA, provided he makes the 400 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.

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Oh yeah, and 22 gold plus 2 silver + 2 bronze; 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 8!

So this is my thoughts about his future goal times and events: 100 fly obviously.Mr Phelps has won this event these 3 last olympics, he was the first to swim sub 50 in the 100 fly 49.82 in a lzr suit, and he wants to go sub 50 again but in jammer. He swam the 100 fly really fast while also training for the 400 IM so drooping that event will make a huge diffrence in his speed. And he has a chance to four peat in this event 200 IM : he did three peat in this event and most likely wants to go for 4. A sub 1.54 (his pb is a 1:54:16 ) And the three relays… Read more »

I think he wants to shoot for 27 medals, and yes I know it’s crazy, but I believe in numerology, and since Phelps won 8 golds over 8 days in 2008 and won the same 4 individual events in 2 successive Olympics (=8), I predict he will 4-peat in both the 100 fly and 200 IM (=8) as well as the 800 free and 400 medley relays (=8) and win a total of 26 medals (because 6 + 2 = 8)! LOL!

Forget about Phelps, GoldmedalMel’s facial expressions and excitement about Phelps’ swimming are like a kid waiting for Christmas morning and make me smile! You’re the best, Mel! Now how do we get you a job interviewing athletes in Rio or commentating?!


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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