In 2008, at the Beijing Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps broke an Olympic record and became the most decorated gold medalist in history. Phelps won eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, resulting in an astonishing 19 gold medals throughout his Olympic career. Phelps is now a swimming legend with a record extremely difficult to beat. http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/columns/story?id=3539386 (Courtney Petersen)
Garrett Weber-Gale and Michael Phelps of the United States celebrate finishing the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final in first place to win the gold medal held at the National Aquatics Center on Day 3 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 11, 2008 in Beijing, China.The United States finished the race in first place in a time of 3:08.24 and wins the gold medal and set a new World Record.
Michael Phelps (Swimming) - Phelps was the youngest male Olympian since 1932 at the 2000 Sydney Games. His eight gold medals at the Beijing Games made him the most decorated gold medalist ever. During the Beijing Games, Phelps set seven world records, eight American records, and eight Olympic records. His four individual world records and seven gold medals at the 2007 World Championships made him the winningest athlete in World Championship history.
The 2008 Summer Olympics were held in Beijing, China. In this Olympic Games, 25 world swimming records were broken. The top medalists were Michael Phelps from USA with eight gold medals, Kai Zou from China with three gold medalists, and Usain Bolt from Jamaica with three gold medalists.
Swimmer #Michael #Phelps shattered the record for winning the most gold medals at the Beijing #Olympics. This program recalls how #MichaelPhelps won eight gold medals in the #Beijing National Aquatics Center (also known as the Water Cube), and also talks to him about his stunning achievements in the pool. #Swimming #RioOlympics #SummerOlympics #Butterfly #BeijingOlympics #GoldMedal
American Mark Spitz dominated the pool at the 1972 Games is Munich, winning a record-setting seven Olympic Gold medals. His record would hold for 36 years, until another American swimmer made a splash in Beijing. - Celebuzz