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GOLDEN BOY – Michael Phelps

August 16, 2008

Hawt stuff!

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Michael Phelps official site. Includes a biography, schedule and results,
ask Michael section, media request forms 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.

ESPN

[…]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.

Phelps: 50.58.

Cavic: 50.59.

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.

Latest medal count as of this posting.
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Full Medals Table

With second in gold, and first in overall medal wins, not to shabby. But we (the US) have some catching up to do.

More U.S. Olympic hunks
Guys I tried my best to find a decent link to a photo slideshow of female U.S. Olympic beauties but have given up. All I found were mixed together with other countries and were co-ed.
So you are on your own. lol

Update:
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

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  1. August 16, 2008 9:29 pm

    EIGHT medals tonight!

    WOOO! 🙂

    What a performance….

    Bryan’s last blog post..Has the “oil bubble” finally burst?

  2. August 16, 2008 9:36 pm

    Thanks Bryan! I had not heard yet. I missed it.
    😦
    But I will second your…
    WOOO! 🙂

  3. August 17, 2008 10:04 pm

    Hey VH! Thanks for stopping by my humble spot on the ‘net, and thanks for liking my style. You’re cool, too. And Michael Phelps is AWESOME, isn’t he? Thank God he’s American!

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  4. tom permalink
    August 20, 2008 8:25 pm

    I think Phelps should watch out for park TaeWhan cuz his only 18 and got silver
    a lot of poeple said that Park TaeWhan would beat Phelps next or next next olymphic

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