Originally Posted by <Lt*Alonso*Cl>
thorpe said somethin about 8 medals in the past olympics right
correct, Thorpey has 8 Olympic medals:
2000 - 1st 400m free (3:40.59, WR), 2nd 200m free (1:45.83), 1st 4x100m free relay (3:13.67, WR), 1st 4x200m free relay (7:07.05, WR)
2004 - 1st 200m free (1:44.71), 1st 400m free (3:43.10), 3rd 100m free (48.56), 2nd 4x200m free relay (7:07.46), 6th 4x100m free relay (3:15.77)
lets compare Thorpe to Phelps:
2004 - 1st 100m butterfly (51.25), 1st 200m butterfly (1:54.04), 1st 200m Ind. medley (1:57.14), 1st 400m Ind. medley (4:08.26), 3rd 200m free (1:45.32), 1st 4x200m free relay (7:07.33), 3rd 4x100m free relay (3:14.62)
5 gold (4 individual), 2 bronze (1 individual).
In terms of medals, one would assume that over the course of his career, Phelps will easily out-tally Thorpe. This is due to Phelps versatility, although who knows how long he will be able to maintain his incredible fitness levels across all strokes.