Yahoo – Two weeks after getting smoked by Michael Phelps at the U.S. Olympic trials, swimmer Tyler Clary blasted the 14-time gold medalist and his training habits in a contentious interview with his local California newspaper.Clary, who qualified for his first Olympic team after finishing 1.5 seconds behind Phelps in the 200 fly, says Phelps doesn’t train hard in practice. He resents that Phelps has so much talent but doesn’t have the work ethic to go along with it. “The fact that [Phelps] doesn’t have to work as hard to get that done, it’s a real shame. I think it’s too bad. You see that all too often, where you get athletes that are incredibly talented that really take it for granted. I think the things he could have done if he’d worked as hard as I do would have been even more incredible than what he has pulled off.” “Basically, he was a swimmer that didn’t want to be [at practice.] They can talk about all of these goals and plans and preparation they have. I saw it. I know. It’s different. And I saw somebody that has basically been asking to get beat for the longest time.” “I’ve always called myself more of a blue-collar worker, as far as swimming goes. I work my (butt) off all the time. That’s not to say that everybody else doesn’t.” “But the fact that I know I work harder than he does makes me appreciate every little goal and every little gain that I make.”
Phelps has won the most gold medals in Olympic history. He surpassed Mark Spitz for most golds at a single Games.
The only thing I hate more than pussy swimmers are pussy swimmers who complain about other pussy swimmers. Like I don’t even know what this clown is talking about. You can’t imagine what Phelps would have done if he had a better work ethic? Umm doesn’t he have the most gold medals in the history of the Olympics? Yeah I know the Olympics are a joke but they have been going on for like a zillion years so it’s still pretty dece. Plus he wins everytime he gets in the pool. If he worked any harder that would just make him a moron in my book. Snake it till you make it bro. So my advice would to you would be to stop making excuses and look yourself in the mirror. The reason you swim is probably because you got cut from your JV baseball, football and basketball teams. Admit it. You suck at sports. It doesn’t matter how hard you work. Like if you can’t win a gold medal in swimming than you can’t win it at anything. It’s not Phelps fault you were born a dork. The world needs ditchdiggers too. Bro probably couldn’t even beat me.