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Sunday, August 10, 2008

PostHeaderIcon Micheal Phelps: 1st Gold Medal Won, 7 to go

Michael Phelps is looking to leave Beijing with a stunning 8 Gold Medals for his swimming talents. Tonight saw the first of the eight go his way as Phelps grabbed a Gold for the 400-Meter Individual Medley.

"Michael Phelps got one of his toughest races out of the way, and it couldn't have been any easier.

With President Bush cheering him on, Phelps dominated his first event of the Beijing Olympics on Sunday morning, crushing his own world record and all hopes of his challengers with a mark of 4 minutes, 3.84 seconds in the 400-meter individual medley.

The 41-year-old mom picked up another Olympic medal by anchoring the Americans to a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay. She dove in the water too far behind to catch the winning team from the Netherlands, but had no complaints after capping an improbable comeback by climbing the medal stand with three teammates — all in their 20s and probably younger than the old-fashioned goggles Torres was wearing." (....more)

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