Michael Phelps official site. Includes a biography, schedule and results,
ask Michael section, and links.
Seven Gold Medals! and counting…
Michael’s amazing finish that led to his 7th gold medal win and consequently his tying Mark Spitz’s Olympic record for most gold medals single games.
[…]Believe in The Closer, the guy who now has won the gold in this event twice, in back-to-back Olympics, by a combined five-hundredths of a second. Believe in Phelps. Don’t ask how he does it, because sometimes there are no rational explanations. Just believe.
The scoreboard showed a result that shocked everyone in the Water Cube, and probably most of the rest of planet Earth. Phelps had done it, by the smallest unit of measurement in swimming — a single hundredth of a second.
The immense historical achievement of tying Mark Spitz’s Olympic record for most gold medals in a single Games suddenly was an afterthought. The breathtakingly dramatic nature of this single race obscured everything else.
By sleight of hand, or length of arm, or force of will, Michael Phelps won again. The quest for the great eight was kept alive by a great escape. Just when the story couldn’t get any better, it did. The Phelps phenomenon soars onward, seemingly without limit.[…]
Michael Phelps… wall…touch…first place…in that order.
More U.S. Olympic hunks
Guys I tried my best to find a decent link to a photo slideshow of lovely female U.S. Olympians but have given up. All I found were mixed together with other countries and were co-ed.
So you are on your own. lol
I accidentally deleted a track back from simplyjas.com/blog. So I will link to her Michael Phelps post to make amends. 😉
She has included in her post Milorad Cavic’s thoughts, as excerpted from his blog. Cavic of course was the silver medal winner in the men’s 100m butterfly competing against Phelps. He wishes to move on and is thrilled to have won the silver medal in the event.
Updated: August 16, 2008 at 3:59 am
Phelps now has eight gold medals!
The first swimmer (EVER) to win eight gold medals in the same Olympics.
Recap: Numbers one through eight.
Gold No. 1: 400 IM
World record: 4:03.84
Former record: 4:05.25, Phelps, June 29, 2008
Mark Spitz time: Didn’t compete
Second place: Laszlo Cseh (Hungary) 4:06:16
Gold No. 2: 4X100 freestyle relay
World record: 3:08.24
Former record: 3:12.23, U.S., August 10, 2008
Spitz time: 3:26.42
Second place: France 3:08.32
Gold No. 3: 200 Freestyle
World record: 1:42.96
Former record: 1:43.86, Phelps, March 27, 2007
Spitz time: 1:52.78
Second place: Taewhan Park, South Korea, 1:44.85
Gold No. 4: 200 Butterfly
World record: 1:52.03
Former record: 1:52.09, Phelps, March 28, 2007
Spitz time: 2:00.70
Second place: Cseh, 1:52.70
Gold No. 5: 4X200 freestyle relay
World record: 6:58.56
Former record: 7:03.24, U.S., March 30, 2007
Spitz time: 7:35.78
Second place: Russia, 7:03.70
Gold No. 6: 200 IM
World record: 1:54.23
Former record: 1:54.80, Phelps, July 4, 2008
Spitz time: Didn’t compete
Second place: Cseh, 1:56.52
Gold No. 7: 100 Butterfly
World record: Didn’t break it Phelps time: 50.58
Spitz time: 54.27
Second place: Milorad Cavic, Serbia, 50.59
Gold No. 8: 4 X 100 medley relay
World record: 3:29.34
Former record: 3:30.68, U.S., August 21, 2004
Spitz time: 3:48.16
Second place: Australia, 3:30.04
Original time stamp: August 16, 2008 at 2:33 pm