RIO 2016: It’s official, Michael Phelps is a “Pappy Water”!

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Michael Phelps in Rio
In Nigeria here, we are also pumped. In fact, as it stands, we believe Phelps is part fish, considering the dexterity he uses to meander the waters to nick gold, 21 times now !!!
On behalf of all Nigerians who understand the mammy water mythical prowess (LOL), we at Viva Naija confer the title “Pappy Water 1 of the World

At 31, and with 25 Olympic Medals in his kitty, Michael Phelps is 25 Shades of Greatness!

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 Michael Phelps in Rio

He’s the most decorated Olympian of all time, and he doesn’t even give you enough time to savour one of his golden moments before he bashes your awe without another golden moment!

On Tuesday night in Rio de Janeiro, American swimmer Michael Phelps won his 20th and 21st Olympic gold medals. He anchored the winning team in the 4×200 freestyle relay, not long after he won the 200-m butterfly — his specialty, which he lost in the 2012 London Games in a crushing defeat to South African swimmer Chad le Clos. (Le Clos finished fourth in the event on Tuesday night.)

Celebrating an individual win that followed his erstwhile retirement after the London Games and a renewed quest for Olympic glory at age 31, Phelps held his arms out in the water and wiggled his fingers, asking the crowd to make noise — a request many had no trouble obliging, after watching him hold off a tough field for a thrilling win.

About an hour later, Phelps was back in the water again, anchoring the men’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay in a race that was far from close, with the U.S. team — Conor Dwyer; Townley Haas; Ryan Lochte; and Phelps — shaving 6 seconds off their qualifying time to finish at 7:00.66 — just 2 seconds off the world record.

Phelps’ history of success is well documented — he’s been a fixture of the Summer Olympics since 2000, when he was the youngest man to swim for the U.S. in nearly seven decades, and today stands as the most decorated Olympian ever — but Americans were pumped up all the same.

In Nigeria here, we are also pumped. In fact, as it stands, we believe Phelps is part fish, considering the dexterity he uses to meander the waters to nick gold, 21 times now !!!
USA's Michael Phelps kisses his gold medal on the podium after Team USA won the Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016.   / AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS        (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
USA’s Michael Phelps kisses his gold medal on the podium after Team USA won the Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016. / AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

On behalf of all Nigerians who understand the mammy water mythical prowess (LOL), we at Viva Naija confer the title “Pappy Water 1 of the World

One Twitter user pointed out the success of Phelps’ career — relative to other nations. LMAO – noting, that he’d be the 35th most successful country in the history of the Olympics.

Michael Phelps in Rio

At 31, and with 25 Olympic Medals in his kitty, Michael Phelps is 25 Shades of Greatness! Funny enough, there is more to come!

 

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