SWIMMER Michael Phelps has admitted winning his Olympic medals while drunk on home-brewed hooch.Really wants a kebab after this
Following his arrest for drink-driving, the 18-time Olympic champion revealed that alcohol made him a more relaxed, more confident swimmer.
Phelps said: Im actually scared of water so I would always have a few jars of something before jumping in. The courage and determination it gives you is remarkable.
Usually a couple of pints of cider, topped off with a shot of rum, or whisky if it’s cold outside.
“When I’m competing, I add a few glasses of oak-aged brandy to get me in the mood, plus a little something I make at home from potatoes and treacle, which really puts hairs on my chest. Which I then have to wax off, obviously.
“I mistakenly thought drinking before driving a car was even safer, because you cant drown.
Phelps now faces losing his endorsement deals with Budweiser, Jose Cuervo and White Lightning.
A spokesman for the International Swimming Federation said: Mr Phelps has to understand that sinking a two-litre bottle of schnapps might be acceptable behaviour in the pool, but the rules are different in the outside world.
However if everyone kept referring to me with the adjective winningest, Id probably hit the sauce.