A Very American Coup By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor-in-Chief...
The One Usian Bolt Not Phelps
THE USAIN BOLT NOT PHELPS WRONG ATHLETE ON COVER
It’s real hard to shake the feeling
this whole Michael Phelp’s thing
is a set-up all very mechanical
ALL pre-arranged we knew
from the start Phelp’s would
win eight GOLD Medals
before he ever jumped
in the Olympic pool
But let’s put aside “conspiracy” theories they only miss the REAL point. Despite Michael Phelps eight GOLD Medals and the ceaseless POUNDING from the media and Phelp’s own public relations machine and his many sponsors he is not the BEST Olympic athlete.
PHELPS ISN’T BOLT IS
Usian Bolt’s THREE Gold Medals at these Olympics is the real stuff of Olympic GREATNESS beyond anything Michael Phelps can ever claim. African Jamaican Usain Bolt provided these Olympics the MAGIC Phelp’s can only dream about.
Phelp’s has nothing to compare Bolt’s literally unbelievable record breaking 100 meter and 200 meter races with his record breaking encore in the 400 meter relay. Unlike Phelp’s “guaranteed” Gold no one was making similar absolute claims for Bolt not only to win all three of his events but even less so at the fastest pace in human history. His competition in each was savage and there would have been NO disbelieve if Bolt came in second or even third in each.
Instead Usian Bolt was so FAST in both the 100 meter and the 200 meter blowing away the field there is serious question when anyone will best his Olympics records unless of course he does in London in 2012. Bolt reached his 22nd birthday this week which means his fastest times are likely ahead of him peaking just in time for London most likely.
In swimming there is nothing to compare with the FASTEST MAN IN THE WORLD “title” that comes with winning the 100 meter race and then becoming the ONLY athlete ever to win both the 100 nd 200 meter races at the Olympics both in record setting time. The fastest races ever won at those distances by any human since the beginning of Time.
The Pool can never compete with the Track if only because the swimmers are practically hidden from view compounded by the fact that running is considered by most of us – fairly or unfairly – more of a Sport that grips our imagination and attention.
Bolt will be acclaimed is being acclaimed and will benefit mightily from his Feats but no where at all near the level of Michael Phelps. Being an American and White rather than Jamaican African and Black leaves Bolt in the $$$ and Attention Dust compared to Phelps.
But no matter what Americans think
no matter how massive Phelp’s HYPE
machine and no matter how good
a swimmer Phelp’s is Usain Bolt’s
THREE Gold Medals in Beijing
add up to more than Phelp’s 8
because of the QUALITY of
Usain Bolt’s Performances
USAIN BOLT IS NUMBER ONE