If Michael Phelps was a country, he would be tied for 5th

michaelphelpsInteresting thought for the day.  Michael Phelps with his 8 gold medals would be tied for 5th (with Japan and Australia) for total gold medals behind China, USA, Great Britain, and Germany!

What an amazing accomplishment for Michael and the USA men's team.  Especially the relay teams that brought it all together. They were great races, and I really enjoyed watching my daughter cheer loudly at the TV, as history was made


Comments (3)

  1. james says:

    Indeed it is but let us not gloat. Imagine if it weren’t for Phelps where America would be. America – a giant among track events upto now is slowly losing its position to other countries. Time for some restrospection….

  2. Matt Hester says:

    I agree, I personally do not care for the medal counts, just like the interesting numbers on how a once in a lifetime accomplish we all got to see a bit of history.  

    I hope it did not come off as gloating, I think it is an amazing accomplishment, and if this had been someone else, my post would have been the same for that person as well.  I just thought it was an interesting statistic when you looked at just the numbers.  I am constantly blown away by how good the competition in the olympics is.  I am and will always be thoroughly impressed by the spirit of the games and competion.

    Did not mean to offend.

  3. Larry says:

    That’s an interesting fact about Phelps.  It reminds me, if California were its own country, its economy would rank 10th in the World, even above Russia.  Kansas out produces the United Arab Emirates and Connecticut has twice the economy of New Zealand.


    If you think the Olympics somehow indicates a country’s position in the World, then India, the 4th largest economy in the World, should be very retrospective.

    The Olympics are all about being “higher, faster, and stronger.”  It’s good to win and be proud of winning.  And, it’s bad to lose.  As Vince Lombardi said, “Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.”

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