…the most anticipated swimming race of yesterday’s Olympic games was the 400m relay. The French were the favorites to win and one of the French teammates Alain Bernard was quoted as saying, “The Americans? We’re going to smash them. That’s what we came here for.”
Adding fuel to the fire, Michael Phelps is on a quest to receive 8 gold medals at this Olympic games to beat the current world record.
And it all culminated to the 400m relay race. Michael Phelps started the relay in fine form, beating the current world record time but by the third swimmer we were losing our edge. It really seemed like all hope for the gold was lost but THEN Jason Lezak dived into the water. He was behind the entire race up until the last couple of meters and then he began to gain on Bernard and then it was a neck and neck race to the end of their respective lanes.
Jason Lezak touched a mere .06 seconds (I believe) ahead of Bernard clinching the gold for the USA! It was such an amazing race. And watching them receive their medals was incredible!
Michael Phelps was happy.