“He’s not from another planet. He’s from the future.”
--Simon Burnett, British freestyler, describing Michael Phelps to Eddie Reese, U.S. Olympic swimming coach.
Michael Phelps collected his fourth and fifth gold medals in the Beijing Olympics, becoming the career leader in Olympic gold medals with 11.
“I’m having fun,” Phelps said. “I’ve never been this relaxed.” He added, “I think one of the reasons I’ve been able to be like this is because I’ve been there before.”
“Michael kind of performs independently of his feelings.”
--Bob Bowman, Michael Phelps long-time coach.