Sunday, August 17, 2008

Phelps makes history with eighth gold

Finally, a record is born in the Olympic Games because Michael Phelps became the first competitor in the history of the Olympics to win eight gold medals at a single Games.With the victory, Phelps overtook compatriot Mark Spitz, who won seven swimming gold medals at Munich in 1972. Phelps had opened the swimming competition with a victory in the first event, the 400m individual medley, and went on to win the 200m medley, 100m and 200m butterfly, 200m freestyle and both the 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle relays. Imagine that with the age of 23, Phelps has set a record for the total number of medals won by a male Olympian with 16. Hail the wonderkid from USA

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