Documentary of the record-breaking Olympic champion: Phelps shows the dark side of the sport

Michael Phelps has the shallows of the existence of high-performance sports personally, and more than once explored. The consumption of Cannabis was a member of

Documentary of the record-breaking Olympic champion: Phelps shows the dark side of the sport

Michael Phelps has the shallows of the existence of high-performance sports personally, and more than once explored. The consumption of Cannabis was a member of the him a lock. A while after that, he would have ended because of drinking and driving almost in prison. But at some point he discovered the red thread of all the calamities: Of with a yield of 23 gold medals, most decorated Olympian realized that he suffered from a number of mental disorders, including depression module.

unlike many other athletes with similar problems, he thought it would be useful on the offensive to deal with it. From allusions in the summer of 2016 following his departure from the swimming rule pool right project. The most striking result is the documentary "The Weight of Gold" that was broadcast on Wednesday in the Pay-TV channel HBO. How hard the battle for Gold in the souls of some of the exceptional talents, had Director Brett Rapkin is trying to address already. He dealt with the fate of the Bobsled Olympic champion Steven Holcomb, the one he had before his death by an Overdose of sleeping pills and alcohol extensively interviewed.

Since the names of American athletes that have taken their own lives, and not to the group of former Football and hockey pros, were, in their career, with serious consequences had long-suffered time-the brain trauma, including Freestyle world champion in ski Yeret Peterson and Bob pilot Pavel Jovanovic. The Film, the Phelps as a co-producer, co-financed and in which he directs as a commentator to Interviews with athletes such as Snowboarder Shaun White, speed skater Apolo Ohno, and skier Bode Miller, is an indictment of organized Sports. "I don't think anyone had an interest to help us," says Phelps.

Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 03:19

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