Phelps Last Interview before U.S. Trials

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bobo gigi
8 years ago

Great job Mel Stewart! Lars Frölander has swum 52.36 in the 100 fly two weeks ago. You must come back.

Jean Michel
8 years ago

Great intervieuw MEL ! so nice to hear Michael being relaxed and laughing . Amazing that the best swimmer of all time can be so cool , answering questions and having good time while everybody is waiting to see him competing his last olympics soon . Great job , Great people .

Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
8 years ago

Mel, i think he don t need it to be THAT fast in US trials.
He will probably only be semi/to fully/ rested and will be capable to qualify without much pain(like Cielo always does in 50 free in Maria Lenk).
He can even be second in 200IM/FREE at Trials and hold his full power to Olympics.
The big IF is 400IM…

Justin Thompson
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
8 years ago

I’m a little concerned about his 100 fly just because he hasn’t been under 52 all year. It’s going to take something under 51 to win the gold so hopefully he’ up to the task.

aswimfan
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
8 years ago

Actually, i think Phelps will be more than fine in the 100 fly.
I predict that 100 fly will be the easiest of his win in the olympics.

bobo gigi
8 years ago

Michael Phelps has talked about his first world record in 2001 in Austin. I have never watched the race. If somebody could post the video of the race it would be cool. Thank you.

Hippo-K12
Reply to  bobo gigi
8 years ago

Agreed! Would luv to see that race too. 🙂 Really enjoyed this interview. Thanks Mel.

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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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