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Phelps, 8 for 8

Michael Phelps, Six Down, Two To Go!

by: AnthonyP On  Friday, August 15, 2008

Michael PhelpsIs this guy for real?  He made it 6-for-6 at the Beijing Olympics Friday morning.  He smashed  his own 200 IM world record of 1:54.80 set at last month’s U.S Trials, clocking in at an amazing 1:54.23, his sixth world record of the games and placed himself within two gold medals of breaking Mark Spitz’s record of seven at a single Olympic Games.  

Ryan Lochte tried to pull off an almost impossible double, going against Phelps just 29 minutes after swimming the final of the 200 backstroke. He couldn’t keep up, but he did hold on for bronze. Laszlo Cseh of Hungary picked up his third silver of the games, all of them trailing Phelps.

Phelps is just one gold away from tying Spitz’s record of seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics.  Who knows, with this guy, anything is possible!




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