Saturday, August 16, 2008
Milorad Cavic: the one who almost had it.
California-born swimmer Milorad 'Mike' Cavic was the other guy on august 16 who came the closest to beating our own (Michael Phelps). According to an article on teamusa.org Cavic, who swam for serbia, is a name that is not unfamiliar to many of the worlds greatest swimmers. Heres an interesting quote: Ian Crocker, the world record holder in the 100m butterfly who placed fourth in Beijing (and whom many thought would be Phelps' biggest threat on Saturday's race) said, "I know Cavic very well. My senior year at Texas he was the world record holder in the short course 100m fly. He had me sweating the whole year."
Mike is the guy to the right of phelps.
The meet was one of the few olympic events I was able to catch, needless to say it was pretty amazing. A lot of people are calling phelps the greatest athlete alive and for a swimmer who came into the race looking for bronze to be that much of a threat to phelps was interesting to watch.
Read the full article here.