Gold medalist Michael Phelps has qualified for eight events at the 2012 London Olympics.
Phelp’s wrapped up his amazing week with a rallying win in the 100-meter butterfly, securing his spot in five individual races at the Olympics and three relays.
When asked about his eight qualifications he nonchalantly said:
“I guess that’s OK.”
His comment comes after he was slow off the blocks and made the turn in sixth place before catching up to Tyler McGill on the return lap to eventually pull off the win in 51.14 seconds, well off his 49.82 world record-setting pace but still the fastest time recorded in 2012.
It wasn’t all bad news for Tyler McGill who held on for the second Olympic spot with a finishing time of 51.32 seconds. Finishing behind McGill in third place was Ryan Lochte who was just 33-hundredths of a second off the pace.
Four years ago Michael Phelps won a record eight gold medals and will swim the same individual events during the 2012 London Olympic games.
When asked if he was happy with his performances Phelps responded of his Olympic trials:
“That was a pretty crappy first 50 and a pretty terrible finish. I should have taken another stroke. It felt OK. It didn’t feel great, didn’t feel terrible.
“It’s done, we’re done.”
In the meantime regardless of the outcome Michael Phelps has already secured his reputation at the Olympics which could make him even more of a threat as the weight has been lifted off his shoulders and he can finally compete for himself.