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Chinese Fans mob him thinking he is Phelps


This video is so funny.  Everyone thought he is Michael Phelps! (LOL) But this guy was also one great swimmer before...

His name is Stephen (Steve) Parry, a former British middle-distance swimmer. He competed internationally in 100-metre and 200-metre butterfly distances.  He won the Junior European Championship at the age of 17.  He won a bronze medal, which is Britain's first Olympic swimming medal in eight years, at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics in 200-metres butterfly, being beaten by Michael Phelps and Takashi Yamamoto (山本貴司) of Japan. Phelps had beaten him into 4th place at Sydney four years earlier.

Parry retired from competitive swimming in 2005.  After retiring, he briefly hosted programme on BBC Radio Merseyside before joining BBC TV Sport as part of their team covering the swimming at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

So he is definitely someone you should grab an autograph or photo with, but not if you are expecting Michael Phelps!

Check this link in BBC:


almost 16 years ago 0 likes  2 comments  0 shares
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some people from the mainland have a bit of trouble recognizing the difference between westerners ('they all look the same'), and for the ones who are really from the country, seeing any foreigner is cause for taking a picture... (i have been mobbed a number of times in my travels...)
almost 16 years ago


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