ESPN - Phelps falls asleep on tower, still wins 400-meter individual medley - Swimming: "Phelps said while he was stretching on a lower dive platform he apparently dozed off, preventing him from qualifying for the 400 free.
'I was kind of stretching, so ... you could say I was stretching,' he joked. '[Coach Bob Bowman] always gives me a hard time about not stretching. I was holding that stretch for at least 10 or 15 minutes. My legs were definitely stretched.'