LONDON – If U.S. alpine racers Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso gave us "frenemies" in Vancouver in 2010, then Michael Phelps and Tyler Clary are providing "the pickle in the pool."
Given his opportunity to diffuse the critical remarks of his USA Swimming teammate on Thursday, Phelps expressed the diplomacy to move on but made no mention of forgiveness in his first Olympic Games press conference. Instead, Phelps said he would answer the barbs – in which Clary said Phelps didn't work as hard as he could – by hashing it out in the pool.
"Some people like to express their feelings in words, some like to express them in actions," Phelps said. "I've always done that by swimming, and that's how I will continue to do it. People can say and do what whatever they want. That is fine. I've gotten to where I am today from working hard, and I know that and [Phelps's coach Bob Bowman] knows that. If nobody else thinks that, it doesn't really matter. I'm very happy with my career and whatRead More »from Michael Phelps prepared to settle score with Tyler Clary in the pool