The pressure is on for Phelps will he swim his way to victory or flop under pressure?
A recent Yahoo article explains Michael Phelps has earned a chance to swim eight Olympic races in London, rallying to win the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. trials.
Phelps was slow off the blocks and made the turn in sixth place Sunday. But he caught Tyler McGill on the return lap and surged to the wall to win 51.14 seconds, well off his world-record pace (49.82) but fastest in the world this year.
McGill hung on for the second Olympic spot in 51.32. Ryan Lochte, swimming an event he normally doesn’t in major competitions, just missed adding another race to his already busy program. He was third, 33-hundreths behind McGill.
Phelps, who set an Olympic record with eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, is expected to swim the same eight events in London.
Thus far Michael Phelps has done a phenomenal job competing under pressure and hopefully this Subway spokesman can come out with another win for Team USA.
Photo courtesy of: Michael Phelps’s Facebook