U.S. star Swimmer Michael Phelps launched the ultimate revenge on Australian Rival Ian Thorpe this week when he revealed he urinated in Thorpe's lane moments before Phelps' victory in the men's 200-meter individual medley at the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona in July, 2003.
The revelation came days after Thorpe asserted his belief that there is no way that Phelps can match the Olympic record by winning 7 gold metals at the Athens Olympics.
"In terms of what Michael's trying to do, I've said before and I still hold the position that I don't think anyone's going to win seven gold medals at the Olympics," said Thorpe Just days before Phelps revealed his urination tactic.
"He thinks its funny to dis me and say that I can't break the record, just because I punked his scrawny ass. Well guess what you Australian prick! I peed in your pool! I peed in your pool! Sucker!!!"
"That's just gross," replied Thorpe upon hearing the unsettling news from Phelps. "I think it's disgusting and immature, and I think he should know...those bubbles that came up right before the race started were from me."
The two will meet again in Athens, where they both claim that they will attempt to conduct themselves in a mature, gentlemanly manner. However, Phelps' T-shirt bearing the phrase "Thorpe is an Ass-Clown!" indicated that the promise of good behavior may not be genuine.