This is one of the bigger stories of the Olympics; MP’s attempt to win 8 Golds in China, breaking Mark Spitz’s Olympic Record of 7 Golds in the 1972 Munich Games.
I’ll try to bump it and keep it updated.
400 IM (Won; Broke his own World Record)
400 Free Team Relay (WOW! What a race! Jason Lezak was the MAN!)
200 Meter Free (Won; Broke his own World Record)
Other notes with this win:
With this win, Phelps tied for most TOTAL Olympic Golds won in a career (9) with Mark Spitz, Carl Lewis, Russian Gymnast Larysa Latynina and Finnish Runner Paavo Nurrmi.
He avenged the only individual loss he had four years ago at Athens.
(Speaking if diet; Phelps 6000cals is mostly consumed as a LOT of carbs; and mostly as pasta and pizza!)
200 Butterfly (Won; Broke his own World Record)
800 Meter Free Team Relay (World Record)
- The team broke the 7-Minute Mark, which is a major “barrier” for this event.
200 IM (Won; Broke his own World Record)
100 Butterfly (Won…and WOW! By 0.01 seconds…)
Phelps: 50.58 Second Place: 50.59
Wins by 1/100th of a second.
Touches the wall with part skill; part luck (Phelps himself said he thought he had come in second); part strength-of-will.
Mark Spitz calls it epic.
That is was!
- 4 X 100 Medley Team Relay (Won; World Record)
WITH HIS TEAM AND AMAZING TALENT, PHELPS DID IT!
16 Total Olympic Medals, 14 of which are GOLD
Only person in history to win 8 Golds in one Olympics.
I’m sure that Michael has inspired a lot of kids out there with Olympic dreams; and again, it was fun watching history being made!