Greatest of all time? There is no doubt now.
US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps captured his record-shattering 22nd Olympic gold medal with Thursday’s 200 IM victory. Even more impressive, it was Phelps’ 13th individual gold medal win — which breaks a 2,168 year old record of individual Olympic gold medals set by Leonidas of Rhodesia in 152 B.C.
R.Lee Lasting says
It is Leonidas of Rhodes (an ancient Greek city-state) whereas Rhodesia was a state in south-central Africa until communists took control turning it into Zimbabwe. Perhaps a bit more of those “boring classics” would have been more helpful than anopther round of beer pong.
Damn I love smart people!
Patricia Bond says
Too bad that they cannot spell!
Connie Condra says
Rhodes is an island in the Aegean sea. It is part of the country of Greece. As I said in another comment, “Who writes this garbage and where they obtain their educations?!?!!?”
Michael Morrow says
You are correct. It is an island North East of Crete and South of Turkey
MICHAEL PHELPS, YOU’RE MY HERO! I JUST LOVE WATCHING YOU SWIM IN ALL THESE AND ALL PAST OLYMPICS. YOU BRIGHTEND MY DAYS THIS WEEK DESPITE THE HORRIBLE UPCOMING ELECTIONS. I WISH ALL GOOD THINGS FOR YOU, YOUR FIANCE, & YOUR BEAUTIFUL BABY BOOMER……….ENJOY THE REWARDS OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS…………69 YEAR OLD “FAN”.
Phelps is great fun to watch in the water. A colossal triumph. Records impossible to break. Phelps out of the water? Not so much fun. He is a true drama queen and totally self absorbed. His laughing spree during the ceremony was nauseating. How will he conduct himself without swimming in his life? When he is no longer the center of the universe? Difficult days ahead? Hopefully not. That will be interesting to watch.
Andy gump says
jason george says
Where is the youtube video or picture of Leonidas? Hmmm. Media bias strikes again.
Connie Condra says
Who writes this garbage!!! What kind of education do they receive?!?!?! Medals–gold, silver, bronze–WERE NOT awarded in the ancient Olympic games. The prize was a laurel-wreath crown and there was no such thing as second or third place. The games were a festival to honor Zeus, considered the king of the gods. There were also very strict rules for the competitors. Most of today’s olympians would probably be disqualified.
Robert Powell says
due to our great o’bama we do not have to do any real studying, you don’t have to study to fill out welfare paper work. who needs to work when you can drink and party on someone else’s money…..
paula brashear says
nothing is perfect…and no one is perfect…..Some folks can find fault with anyone, including Phelps, but dontreadonme commentator probably has more problems than Phelps….give me Phelps and Trump and we’ll have a better america
Not knowing the difference between Rhodes and Rhodesia, is the winning ticket to obtain a ‘modern day’ PHD. (That’s the abbreviation for a Pin Headed Doctor.) It allows one to be a journalist.
Say whatever you want. This is a
Great personal accomplishment.
It proves america can still grow
Winners. Im proud we still have
To all the negative comments,, it’s a real nice break from all the crap our politicians are putting us thru,
look at what this kid has done,, he got off his butt and accomplished something,, a reward in it’s self
these days. Way to go Mike,,