Just watched him try to to be the first swimmer ever to defend an olympic title for the second time. He lost by the narrowest of margins to the South African, Le Closs. I was extremely impressed with Phelps' professionalism, graciousness and humanity towards Le Closs after the race. He behaved like a true gent and star . What a fantastic example to all young, aspiring sports people - and others. I know nothing about Phelps really but, based on what I saw tonight, I'm full of admiration.