5/18/09: i am very upset. i was suspended from swimming for 3 months
after getting caught with a bong. now im back and ready 2 swim but i am
not looking too good right now. i lost the 100M backstroke to aaron
peirsol and i also lost a second race to frederick bousquet in the 100m
free the night after. this is so disappointing.
2/05/09: i was at a party the other night and i thought i could get
away with using a bong. i had a great time with my friends but it was
not worth it. it ruined my career and the uS swim team suspended me for
three months for making such a stupid mistake. i apalogize to my
friends, family, and my fans...
8/08/08: well this is a big day for me. im at beijing but im
gonna miss out on the opening ceremony because im warming up at the
pool. im very excited and we'll see what happens.
6/30/08: well today is my birthday and i am now 23 years old. i am
excited about the olympics in beijing. i want to get gold on all my
i am michael phelps, a 23 year-old olympic swimmer from baltimore. the
first olympics that i competed in was in 2000 in sydney. i was the
youngest swimmer on the uS swim team. i competed in the 200M butterfly.
i also competed in the 2004 olympics in athens and in the 2008 summer
games in beijing where i got 8 gold medals. as of right now i hold 14
olympic gold medals, 6 of them are from athens. i am hoping to compete
in 2012 in the london olympics. it will be a great accomplishment for
me to break my own world and olympic records and keep pursuing the gold
as i continue my career in swimming. i swim for my family and my fans
that have supported me all the way.