After his amazing 8 gold-medal achievement at the Beijing Olympic Games this year, Michael Phelps was nominated Sportsman of the Year by the Sports Illustrated Magazine. We have to agree with the magazineâ€™s choice, Phelps set a new gold medal record in Olympicâ€™s history.
â€œHonestly, I feel like the same person Iâ€™ve been my whole life,” Michael said at a recent photo session where he posed for the Sports Illustrated cover. â€œIâ€™m doing what I love. I was able to accomplish what I wanted to accomplish this year. Itâ€™s been a dream come true of a year, and I definitely couldnâ€™t ask to change anything.”
Sports Illustrated cover is a bit awkward, I wonder if they were trying to make Michaelâ€™s face look a little more pleasant to the eyeâ€¦ I say they failed miserably! Havenâ€™t they heard about paper bags?? Itâ€™s cheaper than Photoshop!
Congrats to Michael!! We sure hope this new fame and fortune doesnâ€™t go to his head and he continues to set new goals and makes us proud!