Reporter interviews 15 y.o. kid who wants to win an Olympic medal – his name was Michael Phelps

Back in 2001, a reporter was sent to interview this 15 year old kid who was a swimmer, and hoped to some day win an Olympic medal with the US team. The kid’s name was Michael Phelps, and he went on to become the most decorated Olympian of all time.

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Though the 15-year-old Phelps admits that his immediate goal is getting his driver’s license.

Here’s Wikipedia on Phelps, then the video:

Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is a retired American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (18, double the second highest record holders), Olympic gold medals in individual events, and Olympic medals in individual events for a male. In winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps took the record for the most first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. Five of those victories were in individual events, tying the single Games record. In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four golds and two silver medals, making him the most successful athlete of the Games for the third Olympics in a row.

In a funny side, apparently Twitterers were convinced the other day that Michael Phelps had died – they’d heard the news that Fred “God Hates F*gs” Phelps had died, and confused the two, because, well, Twitter.

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