Olympic Champion Phelps Aims for Poker Gold
By Staff
The Beijing Olympics may still be in full swing, but it has already had its fair share of memorable moments. Right at the top of the list is Michael Phelps who overtook Mark Spitz’s record for the most gold medals won in the same Olympics, bringing back eight from China. With the medals won, you’d be wrong to think that Phelps would like to relax, after the ‘Human Dolphin’ has eyed the World Series of Poker as his next target.

Although the swimmer admits his game still needs some work, he is an ambitious man who doesn’t see why he can’t hit the gold at the poker tables.

“I think it would be cool to play in the World Series of Poker,” Phelps said. “My game is a little off right now, so I’ll have to start improving it a little bit. But I think that would be cool, and it would be cool to meet some of those poker guys.”

The one thing we do know is that while he is an incredible swimmer, not even Mighty Michael will be winning this year’s bracelet, with the final nine already set for the November showdown. When he does take to the tables in 2009 though, many will watch to see how the American record-breaker fares.
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