Not just Phelps, but the entire 4x100 relay was fantastic! I have never seen such a comeback...especially in swimming.
I mean seriously, it was a story book race for the United States.
They were underdogs going into the race. The French were talking serious trash (“The Americans?” Bernard said. “We will smash them.”) The French even went as far to say that the Americans were "scared". Michael Phelps starts, but does not get a significant lead...Then the French catch up going into the final 100. Jason Lezak was behind the ENTIRE 100 meters until around the last 15-20 meters. Next thing you know, the American is pushing harder, and gaining ground on the French! Lazek touches the wall .08 seconds faster than the French AND THE US WINS GOLD! That has to be one of the most awe-inspiring moments I have ever seen in the olympics. It was without a doubt the best moment of the Olympics so far this year.
I could not have thought of a better way for the Americans to win that race, and now they have brought excitement into the Olympics at least for the time being!
USA USA USA!!!!!!!!