Phelps wins again to join elite Olympic group

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    Phelps wins again to join elite Olympic group

    Post by Medium_Red@ on Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:28 am

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Michael Phelps carved his name among the Olympic greats on Tuesday, smashing another world record in the pool to join Mark Spitz and Carl Lewis in an elite group on a record nine career golds.

    An imperious victory in the 200 meters freestyle also gave the 23-year-old American his third gold in Beijing as he seeks to overtake Spitz's other record, seven golds at a single Games.

    "The ball's rolling," he said in his usual laid-back style, after carving almost a full second off his own world record. "We just need to keep that ball rolling."

    Togo won its first Olympic medal, in kayaking, and North Korea won a rare gold, but the record books will remember Phelps on Tuesday for another powerful performance at the Water Cube.

    Phelps joined compatriots Lewis and Spitz, as well as "Flying Finn" distance runner Paavo Nurmi and Soviet gymnast Larysa Latynina with a total of nine golds. He could overtake them all on Wednesday when he swims in two more finals.

    "To be tied for the most Olympic golds of all time, with those names in Olympic history ... it is a pretty amazing accomplishment," he said.

    Phelps led an American fightback against Chinese dominance of the medal table on day four, the U.S. team winning three out of four golds on offer in the pool. king
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    Post by Rain_of _Chaos1041 on Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:42 pm

    Phelps win's again. I don't believe there is anyone who can stop him. Cool
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    Post by Elemental Goddess on Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:34 am

    I nearly cried when I thought he was going to lose.
    It was so beautiful to see his win.
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    Post by Zangetsu on Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:47 am

    This guys just made himself an american hero in my book.
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    Post by Yellow%Lightning~$ on Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:45 am

    He got all eight he is the best swimmer in the world.
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    Post by cool on Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:00 am

    Ya he is super fast
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    Post by King on Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:12 am

    Ya I was happy when he won Smile
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    Re: Phelps wins again to join elite Olympic group

    Post by Yoruichi27~+ on Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:47 am

    Did you guys check him out on the VMA adwards. He was so nervous.

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