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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

PostHeaderIcon Michael Phelps winningest athlete in Olympic history

Swimmer Michael Phelps

Tied no more. Michael Phelps swam into history as the winningest Olympic athlete ever with his 10th career gold medal—and fourth world record of the Beijing Games.

A day after etching his name alongside Mark Spitz and Carl Lewis with gold No. 9, Phelps claimed the record all to himself when he won the 200-meter butterfly Wednesday morning.

Phelps had a problem with his goggles—but that didn’t keep him from touching first.

He’s now all alone at the top, with four more chances to stretch his lead before he leaves China. He was scheduled to come back later in the morning to swim the leadoff of the 800 freestyle relay for the heavily favored Americans.

In the fly, his signature stroke, Phelps was second at the first flip, then pushed it into another gear, his long arms gobbling up huge chunks of water as he literally sailed along atop the surface. He touched the wall in 1 minutes, 52.03 seconds, breaking his mark of 1:52.09 from last year’s world championships. (....continue)

1 comments:

Kreuzer33 said...

The man is simply not human. He should break Spitz record this weekend.

http://kreuzer33.wordpress.com/2008/08/13/michael-phelps-wins-fifth-gold-medal-2-golds-in-one-night/

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