It’s been a rough week for 14-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps. Not only did he lose to teammate Ryan Lochte in the 200-meter freestyle at the Swimming World Championships Tuesday, he also forgot his practice trunks. Luckily Australian swimmer Eamon Sullivan was there for assistance.
“Had to loan forgetful Michael Phelps my training togs for his warm up tonight. Hope they bring good luck buddy… PS – you can keep them!” Sullivan wrote on twitter.
Sullivan then tossed in the picture you see above of Phelps wearing the Aussie trunks, saying it’s “as close as you will ever see Michael Phelps swimming for Australia!
Yup, that is as close as we’ll get to seeing Phelps swimming for Australia. It’s also a much closer look at Phelps’ backside than I ever wanted to see, but surely it was a nice gesture by Sullivan.
Thanks to the breast stroking beast that is Rick Chandler for the story
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