Clary continued, "Basically, he was a swimmer that didn't want to be [at practice.] They can talk about all of these goals and plans and preparation they have. I saw it. I know. It's different. And I saw somebody that has basically been asking to get beat for the longest time."
Is this clown kidding me? Phelps broke the nearly unbreakable record of Mark Spitz, scoring 8 Golds in the last Olympics. Phelps has EARNED 54 medals in international competition…medals covered in GOLD, and this guy is whining that because Phelps is more talented and doesn’t have to work as hard, that he somehow didn’t earn what he’s won?!
Phelps crushed…yes crushed Clary by 1.5 seconds in the 200 Fly at the recent
I think it may go a bit deeper and trace its roots to the ridiculous mindset that we have created in this country where we try to level the playing field. We can’t keep score, because little Johnny will come to the realization that he’s just not as good has little Jimmy! After all…Johnny works hard and deserves a participation medal! And we wouldn’t want the kids to know the difference, so they should all be the same color!
Here’s a newsflash for Mr. Clary; Michael Phelps is flat out better than you! Get over it! You are on the U.S. Olympic team, so it’s likely that you’re a whole lot better at swimming than a whole lot of folks…you don’t hear them whining, do you? So STFU, because the Olympics doesn’t hand out participation medals!