When Thorpe, Cavic or somebody else says something along the lines of: "Phelps sucks! He can't do it, I will buy him a real swim suit!" Michael Phelps simply excuses himself form the table, grabs a pair of scissors and politely cuts all of the negative or ad hominen quotes out the paper and tapes in his gym locker as a reminder what he has to prove it and how glorious it will be to triumph in a constructive way.
No athlete is better at doing this than Michael Phelps; he should share
From Swimming World:
BTW, nice suit, Michael!
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 7. SUPERSTAR Michael Phelps was on point at the Maryland State Championships held in Annapolis, as he clipped his American record in the men's 200-yard fly. [...]
[Go to the article to see his time.]