CNN: What do you make of the allegations around the 16-year-old Chinese swimmer?
Michael Phelps: It’s kinda sad that people have a great swim and that’s the first thing they say. You know, people who work hard, it shows. And, uhm, there are people who just jump to that conclusion sometimes and it’s not right. Being able to watch her was pretty amazing. I’m happy I actually outswept her in the last 100m or so.
CNN: As opposed to Ryan Lochte of course. He swam slower than her in the last 50m [laughs]
Phelps: [laughs] I think almost every guy in the final got outswept by her in the last 100 or so. She finished very well.