reposted: an amazing scene from the Olympics

19Aug08

what an incredible olympics.  i’ve been watching Jonathan Newton’s blog on the Washington Post’s website, and i agree with him.  this image is the ultimate.

Image by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post

Image by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post

After winning his eighth gold medal of the Beijing Games, Michael Phelps climbed into the photographers’ pit to get to his mom and sisters for a true moment.

I didn’t want to get caught in the pack, so I went around to the back of the group and held my camera as high as I could. This is my favorite Michael Phelps picture of these Games.

From original blog post here:  An Absolutely Amazing Scene

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2 Responses to “reposted: an amazing scene from the Olympics”

  1. 1 SteveB

    I think Phelps’ mom has become like “America’s Mom” — she’s been joyful and graceful at the same time.

  2. she’s been fantastic. i loved watching her during the races . . . and during that last one, i think she near collapsed. i mean, her own flesh and blood, out there, being the most celebrated human body in the world. it’s gotta be a crazy rollercoaster of emotions.


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