Beijing Olympics Journal: I Have Michael Phelps’ T-Shirt




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When Michael Phelps won the Olympic Gold medal for the Men’s 200m Butterfly earlier this week, I was excited to be there as a witness to part of his record breaking eight Gold medal run in Beijing. Little did I know that I would bring an historic piece of Michael Phelps’ wardrobe back to San Francisco with me.

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I was sitting in the second row at the left of the pool, near the medal ceremony podiums, and Phelps was carrying a red shirt balled up in a knot after he received his medal and began the ceremonial walk in front of the crowd to show off the medals.

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At his first stop, he paused to throw the shirt into the crowd– directly into my right hand for a one-handed catch. “Team Levensohn” pictured below with my new shirt– I will not wear it again– it is going into the Levensohn Olympic Memorabilia Gallery. This was certainly the highlight of my Olympics!

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