WATCH: Michael Phelps’ Lip Sync Battle Winning Performance

Courtesy: Spike TV

Michael Phelps wins a lot. He’s won 23 Olympic gold medals. He’s won 27 World Championships. He’s won hundreds (or thousands) of races in between.

And on Sunday, he won again – in a different medium.

On Sunday, Phelps became the first-ever winner of the live, all-star version of SpikeTV’s television show Lip Sync Battles.

Facing off against show veterans John Legend, Terry Cruz, and Olivia Munn, Phelps got the anchor position and sang Lose Yourself by Eminem.

The result was the loudest cheer by the studio audience and an ultimate victory as the result of fan voting after his performance.

Above, watch Phelps’ full performance from the show. There was lots of “Phelps Facing” going on as he did his best Eminem impersonation.

Phelps isn’t the only swimmer who will do some dancing this fall – the controversial Ryan Lochte will be on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars.

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Sir Swimsalot



Full respect for him as a swimmer but boy oh boy is he terrible as an entertainer. He has a personality like a white wall. Even struggled on Americas Got Talent as well.


“Thumper , what did your father tell you ? If you can’t say something nice”…… ( Bambi)


I thought his performance was rather good. Your comments are somewhat mean spirited, and I’m being kind.

Ice age swimmer

Lighten up. He’s just having fun. Life doesn’t always have to be serious. I got a kick out of it and apparently so did the audience!


fun fun

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