Tags: Michael Phelps, heroes, leaders, Olympic gold record setter
NBC Olympic coverage
August 13, 2008
Michael Phelps is possibly one of the greatest gold medal holders of all time.
He is a great team player and a tenacious and glorious athlete.
He has broken time records and he stands to break the record for the sot gold medals of all time.
Ahh.. but that is only part of Michael.
Last year he helped another swimmer complete their matches and encouraged this other colleague by cheering him on.
When he was in elementary school as the story goes, a teacher told him that since he had ADD he had no talent. The teacher told his mom to take him home and to give up.
His mother is a wonderful strong person. She took him to a great coach and the coach watched him in the pool.
He turned to his mother and he said" Michael has great potential. I see him one day becoming a great leader in swimming."
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