Today my sports journalism class got to interview Olympic swimming gold medalist Garrett Weber-Gale. Here is his most famous moment, after the USA’s upset win over the French in the 4 x 100 free relay, a celebration he doesn’t really have recollection of:
He also recalled the Olympics as being “magical” on more than one occasion.
Weber-Gale is a former Longhorn swimmer who still trains in Austin with the likes of Brendan Hansen and Aaron Peirsol, both Texas Exes and Olympians in their own right.
Despite his success in the pool, GWG’s looking to make waves in other parts of his life. He has dreams of starting a specialty food business and is contact with a New York literary agent about the possibility of making a cookbook.
For more info on GWG and his love for food, see his website.
But speaking of food, the big news was that GWG dispelled the Michael Phelps 12,000-calories-a-day myth.
“That’s so embellished it’s absurd,” he said.
He’s eaten enough meals with him to know it’s untrue, he pointed out.
Too bad. Guess that means I’m going to have to cut out my 18-pancake and 12-omelet breakfasts if I have any hope of competing in the 2012 London Olympics. Crickey mate.