View Full Version : Sensational Phelps scares rivals with record-breaking swim

10-08-08, 18:21
If ever anyone was in any doubt about Michael Phelps' ability to become the greatest ever Olympian at a single Games they would surely have been silenced this morning.

Down at the Beijing H2O cube Phelps started his campaign with a world record performance of 4.03.84 in the 400m Individual Medley, a time that I once thought would be unattainable!!

At no point did Phelps look out of control and forged home in style.

There was an out of character display of emotion during his celebration and also on the victory podium where tears where shed.

After speaking to him earlier in the week I knew he was concerned about the 400IM more so than any of his other seven chances.