Phelps is the Man, Wins 8th Gold

ABC News

August 16, 2008

Michael Phelps wins 8th gold medal in a single Olympics, breaking tie with Mark Spitz

Michael Phelps won his record eighth gold medal Sunday at the Beijing Olympics as a member of the victorious U.S. 400-meter medley relay team, breaking a tie with Mark Spitz for most golds in a single games.

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen, Phelps and Jason Lezak won in a world-record of 3 minutes, 29.34 seconds, lowering the old mark of 3:30.68 set four years ago in Athens. Read More.

2 Responses to “Phelps is the Man, Wins 8th Gold”

  1. 1 Abram Aug 17th, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Amazing! Congra to Phelps!

    But, despite all the hype and excitment about Phelps, I still don’t understand why NBC didn’t broadcast the opening ceremony and many of the athletics events with Ethiopian/African participation live!

    Alongside Haile and Co, it’s always nice to see such wonderful sportsmen, like Phelps and Kristy Coventry of Zimbabwe, who has stayed loyal to her troubled country.

    Talking of Phelps, whenever he is warming up, he looks like having a very elastic fish-like body. His exuberant victory pose is going to be legendary.

  2. 2 lilli Aug 17th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Congradulation Michael Phelps. I live in Baltimore so he means so much to me.
    I prayed for Michael each time he jumped into the pool. Michael is a hero. When he won his eight metal he made me proud when he went to hug all his teammates. He was very humble and great. Micheal helps you are a champion.

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