View Poll Results: Who was the more impressive athlete?

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  • Michael Phelps

    16 30.19%
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Thread: Phelps V Bolt

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    Phelps V Bolt

    Who was the more impressive athlete out of these two in these games?
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    More or less equal, both went the highest you could pretty much go in each of their respective fields though Bolt had a little bit more of the 'wow' factor.
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    Phelps didn't have the charisma of Bolt, but what Phelps did has never been done before and there's a good chance it won't ever be done again. So Phelps for me.
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    Usian is Insane! So yes, I voted for Bolt.


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    Massive toss up. I voted Phelps, but in hindsight I wish I didn't vote at all.

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    They've both dominated in different ways. Phelps has won more medals, but the way in which Bolt won the 100m and 200m race was incredible IMO. He just made the rest of the sprinters look pedestrian. He completely embarrassed them. You could argue that Phelps did that in a few of his races, but he didn't have the same effect, compared to when Bolt won the 100m. Im going to go for Bolt just for his charisma.

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    Bolt, based on the idea that running is perhaps the most accessible sport to the world's population (whereas swimming isn't) and the completely illogical nature of all swimming events except freestyle. To take nothing away from Phelps though, still an astonishing achievement.

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    Not even close.. 14 Gold Medals and 13 of which have been Olympic Records..Wow.

    He would have been close had he won the Long Jump which IMO is one of the toughest event and a highly technical one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    Phelps didn't have the charisma of Bolt, but what Phelps did has never been done before and there's a good chance it won't ever be done again. So Phelps for me.
    Well I haven't checked this before but I don't think any sprinter has ever broken three WRs in one games before.

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    Well I think Phelps broke 7 =/

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    All I'm saying is that Bolt's achievement was also unique. Haven't made my mind up who to vote for yet.

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    Bolt knocked off arguaby two of the hardest world records to break in men's sport.

    Everyone knocked off records in the pool it got to the stage nobody cared.

    Bolt for mine.

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    Fair play to Shaggy ALfresco, he knows where it's at

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    Has to be Bolt. He made Phelps seem like last week's news.

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    Phelps swam nigh on 20 races in 7 days. Pretty impressive imo.

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