Get motivated for the new season with this front-row-seat, italiano reality version of the Michael Phelps vs. Milorad Cavic showdown in the 100 fly at the Roma 2009 FINA World Championships!
Phelps beats Cavic again. No doubt. No Beijing-like photo finish. No polyurethane suit required. Sets world record. The first swimmer to break the 50 second barrier. 49.82.
Regarding the suit controversy and the swim-smack head games, a post-race Phelps emphasized, “It doesn’t matter what suit you wear. It matters how you train.”
ESPN reporter Jim Rome summed up this race classic best. “Michael Phelps has done the impossible. He has made us care about swimming, in a year not divisible by four.” Whoa. He’s right!
Regarding the race day fire in Phelp’s belly, Rome went on to say, “The dude looked like MJ, Kobe, Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods, all rolled into one.”
Iconic, and going mainstream. The future of swimming continues to brighten! Check out the report here — http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=4375070.