Sun Yang ranked 17th on ESPN’s 3rd annual World Fame 100 list.
Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu recognizes greatness and inspiration in other sports’ athletes, including in American basketball icon Lebron James.
LeBron James of Phelps, “Just recognizing greatness, that’s all that’s about.”
Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Katinka Hosszu, and Simone Manuel have all been nominated for the United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Year Awards.
For the second time in two days, an American swimmer has finished second in the Associated Press’s Athlete of the Year voting, with Michael Phelps falling 8 votes shy of basketballer Lebron James.
LeBron James gave a shout-out to Olympic hero Michael Phelps in his acceptance speech for Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year Award this week.
Missy Franklin has finished in the top 3 of the AP Female Athlete of the Year voting for the second-straight year.
“Michael Phelps entered the world stage in swimming quietly in 2000 when he earned a position on the US Olympic Team. In Sydney, he and his 17-year old roommate, Aaron Peirsol watched, listened, learned and quietly began planning their return four years later.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin are up against stiff competition for the 2013 Teen Choice Awards for Athlete of the Year. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Michael Phelps has another honor for his trophy case, one dating back to 1931. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
“LeBron James and Derek Jeter leapfrogged the NCAA monopoly. While in high school, however, neither had the global visibility or brand power Franklin now commands.” (Swim Photo Credit: Tim Binning)
In it’s annual list of the most influential athletes, Forbes Magazine has listed Michael Phelps at No. 5 based on…