"I honestly feel so robbed that I just watched an hour of a stupid show to see Michael Phelps race a FAKE shark. #fakenews", tweeted out a disappointed viewer, echoing the sentiment of many who were glued on to their television screens hoping to catch the great Michael Phelps race an actual shark.
Multiple stars from last summer's Rio Olympics highlight this year's nominees for best male and female athletes for The ESPYs. Simone Biles and swimmer Katie Ledecky are two of the four female finalists.
On August 17, 2008, US swimmer Michael Phelps became the first athlete to win 8 Olympic gold medals. He broke the 36-year record held by Mark Spitz who had won 7 medals at the 1972 Olympics. He went on to win 23 Olympic gold medals in his career.