Phelps admits to peeing in pool

Aug 07, 2012, 08:34 IST | Agencies

Olympic great Michael Phelps admits to a different sort of gold run � his habit of peeing in the pool

The champion swimmer, told the Wall Street Journal that professional swimmers didn't bother clambering out to search for a toilet. “I think everybody pees in the pool,” he said in the brief video interview.

Michael Phelps

“It’s kind of a normal thing to do with swimmers. You know, when we’re in the water for two hours we don’t really get out, you know, to pee. We just go whenever we’re on the wall. Chlorine kills it so it’s not bad.”

Phelps supports Ye
Meanwhile, he defended Chinese prodigy Ye Shiwen and said it was “sad” that her Olympic performances had been greeted with scepticism. “It’s kind of sad that people have a great swim and that's the first thing they say,” Phelps said on CNN.  

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