Phelps -Most Decorated Olympian Ever!


Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian with a neck-straining 19 Medals at the 2012 Olympics!

Phelps won silver in the 200 butterfly and finished off the historic night by winning gold in the 4×200 freestyle relay earlier on Tuesday. Before the relay Phelps told his teammates: “You better give me a big lead,” Phelps said with a big grin, “and they gave it to me. So I just wanted to hold on. And I thanked them for being able to allow me to have this moment. It has been a pretty amazing career but we still have a couple of races left.”

Even though he won silver in the 200m butterfly, he was upset with the finish: “Obviously I would have liked to have a better outcome in the 200 fly,” Phelps said. “You know, I was on the receiving end of being touched out. Chad swam a great race. It’s obviously my last one, I would’ve liked to win, but 1:53 flat isn’t a terrible time.”

Well Phelps may not have won the 200m butterfly for the 3rd consecutive game, but 19 medals is not too shabby!

In addition Michael Phelps is also the recipient of a pair of Sunny Sleevez 50+UPF sun sleeves.

Phelps nabbed the royal blue “Skate Style” sun protectors at the Kids choice awards where he was honored as “Favorite Male Athlete”

FUN FACT: While training, Michael needs an Olympic sized breakfast! He eats two egg-and-cheese sandwiches, a bowl of grits, a large omelet and a tall stack of chocolate chip pancakes.

About sunnysleevez

I'm a freckly red head, originally from London now living in LA with 2 pale children. Frankly with our coloring we have no business being such an outdoorsy family and living in southern California. I grew up in a time when factor 8 sun milk was considered the best protection available to combat the hot rays of a holiday in southern Spain, that lead to 3rd degree burns and the rest of the vacation spent in the shade of our apartment. As a family we love to be outside, going to the beach, camping, swimming & hiking. We can't completely avoid the sun (nor should we) but taking sensible measures to avoid unnecessary UV damage is a priority. How do we do that? By staying in the shade in the middle of the day, wearing sun protective clothing (that's why I created Sunny Sleevez), a broad brimmed hat, UV rated sunglasses, using chemical-free broad spectrum sun screen on exposed areas & eating a healthy diet with as few chemicals as possible & lots of antioxidants.
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4 Responses to Phelps -Most Decorated Olympian Ever!

  1. John says:

    Sweet! He looks like he’s gonna tear someone apart too. 😉

  2. lavapix says:

    I’m always perplexed when someone criticizes him for not doing as well this year. There’s a reason winning 19 medals is a record. Its obviously not easy to do. Congrats Michael……….

  3. He was fantastic these olympics – without even training as hard (which I’m sure is still MUCH, MUCH harder than I’ve ever trained for anything) as he did in 2008. I saw an article today that said he may get stripped of some medals because of his Louis Vuitton ad he did before the Olympics. That’d be tragic.

  4. I admire him, he did a really great job….

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