Miami: Michael Phelps settled for third place behind Olympic gold medallist Nathan Adrian's blazing 48.05sec in the 100m freestyle on Saturday to close out the Orlando Pro Swim.
While Adrian dominated the field -- winning by a body length and posting the second-fastest time in the world this year behind the 47.57 posted by Australian Cameron McEvoy -- Phelps was left mulling what he considered a somewhat disappointing meeting.
"I'm always so hard on myself," said Phelps, who was disappointed not to break 52 seconds in winning the 100m butterfly on Thursday.
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Take a hike media. Mickey is America's true Sweetheart. Everybody is entitled to one mistake, ask Obama.
They pick and choose who they want to elevate and who they want to destroy. Fight back Michael!! You have nothing to apologize for.
this is character assassination! tried without a trial! hung without a jury.
Come on swimmers!!!!! Let's boycott the sponsors who dropped Mike.
Mike we Love you dude. You are an inspiration. AS to the media?STUFF II!
I've been coaching for a long time (but in a different sport.) I have a lot of experience in the national arena, and have seen a lot of great athletes.
Is Michael Phelps one of the best, or overhyped?
Granted, TV coverage in the US tends to promote then tear down, and that is (sadly) a part of our culture. But when you look at how many people have accomplished what Phelps has done (answer = one), there really IS only one conclusion.