Olympian Michael Phelps loses race against Great White Shark

first_imgMichael Phelps. / AFP PHOTO / François-Xavier MARITThe much-anticipated showdown between the world’s most decorated swimmer, Michael Phelps, and perhaps the ocean’s fiercest predator, the Great White Shark, went down over the weekend.READ: Olympian Michael Phelps set to race against Great White SharkADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ America’s collective disappointment when we realized that #PhelpsVsShark is all just science and simulations: pic.twitter.com/bTww7dAWm3— Lindsey Barr (@simply_lindsey) July 24, 2017 MOST READ Billed as “The Great Gold vs. The Great White” by the Discovery Channel ahead of “Shark Week,” Phelps showcased a valiant effort, but fell short of his hope to win the made-for-television race against the dreaded beast.According to Bleacher Report, the unnamed shark bested the 32-year-old Phelps by a mere 2 seconds, finishing the open ocean course in 36.1 seconds, against the Olympian’s 38.1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Meanwhile, the 23-time gold medalist, who’s not used to coming in second place in swimming races, is already itching for a rematch.“Rematch? Next time..warmer water,” he wrote on Twitter. LATEST STORIES Instead, both the shark and Phelps took turns swimming for 100 meters at different times, even as Discovery imposed an image of the shark on the other side of Phelps to give the appearance of an actual swimming competition.Call me crazy but I thought they were gonna put Phelps up against a real shark not a simulation. I feel robbed. #SharkWeek #PhelpsVsShark pic.twitter.com/XgdEphkl6m— Meg Conley (@MegDownSouth) July 24, 2017 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Rematch? Next time..warmer water. #SW30 @Discovery @SharkWeek— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) July 24, 2017Disappointed fansMeanwhile, viewers expressed their disappointment with the race—not because Phelps lost—but due to the fact that most were expecting the two competitors to swim side-by-side in a pool of some sort.ADVERTISEMENT Both of my girls have left the room. Disappointed Phelps isn’t side-by-side w/great white. #PhelpsVsShark #SharkWeek @Discovery— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) July 24, 2017 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kasey Kahne ends victory drought at marathon Brickyard 400 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Several divers were also around during Phelps’ run, to ensure his safety considering he was swimming in shark-infested waters off the coast of South Africa.  Khristian Ibarrola /ralast_img