Michael Phelps is far slower on dry land than he is in the water.The Olympic champion failed to allude celebrity gossip reporters this week, as they finally snapped a number of pictures of him and girlfriend Caroline Pal.Michael Phelps is a better boyfriend than he is a swimmer.With controversy swirling around girlfriend Caroline Pal and her racy photos, the Olympic champion has taken the focus off his oft-nude gal pal by getting himself photographed smoking marijuana.She was often photographed clutching her teddy bear, even on the medal stand.
I have never, ever hooked up with Michael Phelps," Beard said via telephone from Beijing on the "Johnjay and Rich Show," which is broadcast on Kiss FM 104.7 in Phoenix. "He's really not my type." Asked how the poolside rumors made their way into London's Daily Telegraph, Beard said she had no clue. " ***** Amanda Beard told Tuesday's Access Hollywood she and Michael are "just friends," and then brought her boyfriend Sasha on camera with her and gave him a hug.Beard's success has earned her the American Swimmer of the Year Award twice.She has won a total of twenty-one medals in major international competition, five gold, thirteen silver, and three bronze spanning the Olympics, the World Championships, the Pan Pacific Championships, and the Summer Universiade. [Agencies] Two girls have recently been linked with Beijing's eight-time gold medalist: US swimmer Amanda Beard and British model Lily Donaldson. team won the men's 4x100m medley relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 17, 2008.