We still aren't happy personally despite the good news regarding
2. our families
3. our people
4. our shuls
5. our country
That's why we are supposed to bless 100x a day
As Phelps Sulks, His Runner-Up Celebrates
By PAT BORZI and KAREN CROUSE
Published: July 3, 2008
OMAHA — What a contrast. Michael Phelps won his third event of the United States Olympic trials Wednesday night — the 200-meter butterfly, which he has dominated since 2001. But he fell short of the world record and acted almost as if he had lost.Garrett Weber-Gale set the American record of 47.78 in his preliminary heat of the 100-meter freestyle.
Then there was the runner-up, Gil Stovall. Thrilled about making his first Olympic team, Stovall pumped his fist after seeing the results on the scoreboard.
Such is the difference in expectations. Phelps finished in 1 minute 52.20 seconds, a trials record and the second-best time of his career, but fell 0.11 of a second short of matching his world mark set last year. Phelps added to his trials victories in the 400 individual medley on Sunday (4:05.25, breaking his world record) and the 200 freestyle on Tuesday (1:44.10, lowering his trials mark from 2004).
Although Phelps owns 9 of the 11 fastest 200 butterfly times in history, he still was not happy.