Michael Phelps was at the OMEGA Official Timing Exhibition in Tokyo. The American swimmer has been a friend of the brand since 2004; in his own words, he is a family member of the brand.
“OMEGA has been with me in all my gold medals, for 21 years, we are a family.”
The most decorated Olympian of all time knows the history of OMEGA timekeeping well, and knows firsthand how crucial a split second can be, given his narrow victory over Milorad Čavić at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Reflecting on his much-debated victory, Michael Phelps recognized the role of official timekeeping in his success and praised the innovative spirit that drives the technology. “Winning by a hundredth of a second is incredible. OMEGA had the technology to prove it and I am very grateful, because it would not have been possible to judge the result with the naked eye ”. With the changes incorporated in the timing in open water, in water polo, in climbing, OMEGA brings the experience to the viewer.
A veteran of five Olympics for more than two and a half decades, Michael Phelps admits to mixed emotions when asked about his experience as a fan rather than a competitor at Tokyo 2020.
Michael Phelps, With 28 medals to his credit, 23 of them gold, says:
“It may seem strange, but I am very excited about the competitions at these games, and I hope that my presence inspires the athletes of Tokyo 2020 to do their best.” During his visit to the OMEGA exhibit, Michael Phelps wore the Seamaster Diver 300m Tokyo 2020, the brand’s tribute to this great event.