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That much was clear from the minute he dived in and failed to remain underwater for much more than half of the fifteen metres that swimmers are allowed before they must surface and commence stroking.At the end of the first leg, he trailed a nonentity from Barbados by a third of the pool’s length.Phelps began swimming again in the final leg, the freestyle, and nearly beat Cseh with a push in the closing metres—or so it looked to the naked eye.Lucky for Phelps, there are now electronic sensors in the walls, and the scoreboard revealed that his Gumby-like wingspan had, in fact, provided him with the first touch.Phelps’s lousy preliminary heat had deprived us of the familiar camera shot where the two Americans collapse toward one another, across the same middle-lane divider, looking up at their times.As the eighth and final qualifier, Phelps would be swimming from an outside lane, exposed to the reverberating wake of the others.He seemed not to let the fact that he was skipping practice stop him from maintaining his fabled high-calorie diet, either, and this spring, in the promotional run-up to London, while Lochte graced the cover of about what the tabloids have called his “fat period.” He’d since slimmed down, having finally found his motivation, but he showed up for his official team photo looking like a vagabond, unshaven and in need of a comb. K., Ryan, I gave you the head start you need, now let’s do this. That’s how important swimming had become in the Phelpsian era.
“When he looks at the target, apparently, he sees a blurry outline,” I heard a British journalist exclaiming over the phone. “It’s a sport that anyone can do, so if you’re not the fastest and can’t jump the highest . “Got over the nicotine in a couple of days, but then it was, like, coffee times fifty.” From caffeine, he moved on to sugar (Jolly Ranchers) and then toothpicks (a hundred a day) and, finally, sunflower seeds, which he deemed clubbable.
He sneaked into the evening finals by seven hundredths of a second.