I think that it takes courage to even compete at the Olympics or any big competition. And the courage to do the type of training that he does. And it takes courage to perform the way that he does and get up each morning and do it again.
Michael Phelps is originally from Rogers Forge, Towson, Maryland. He is currently attending the University of Michigan, And living in Baltimore, Maryland where he trains for his upcoming competitions. That is where he got the nick name the Baltimore Bullet.
Michael Phelps has competed in competition all over the world. He has competed in the Olympics in both Athens (2004), and Beijing in (2008) He also competed in Pan Pacific Championships(2002, 2006, and 2010), World Aquatics Championships (2003, 2005, 2007), 2004 summer Olympics. He has also gotten world record all over the world.
I chose Michael Phelps over anyone else because we are both really into swimming. Well, that is sort of his career, and one day i hope that I will be able to compete at a national swim meet. I think that Michael Phelps does what he does because he liked swimming as a kid and he practiced really hard and that is why he is where he is today. They say that practice makes perfect and I think that Michael Phelps is a very good example of that.
He effect the lives of others by putting us all in awe every time that he dives into the water of a competition. And to perform the way that he does and setting world records, is jaw dropping And also for everyone like me who looks up to him.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. -Dale Carnegie