Originally Posted by out_here_grindin
If Bolt had as many events to compete in as swimmers did he would swamp Phelps's records.
Complete ignorant bs. He could compete in more events if had the will to train and train.
There is a much bigger difference between 100m and 200m in swimming than in sprinting. Bolt won't even try to train and compete at 400.
Phelps dominated in the most grueling stroke (fly) and the most grueling events (400 and 200 IM medley's). And still won freestyle and relays as well. Bolt's accomplishments are not near as impressive or unprecedented.
If he won the 100, 200, 400, the Decathlon, one of the jumps and the relays, then he would EQUAL Phelps. Bolt hasn't even equaled Lewis or Jesse Owens at one Olympics.