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Michael Phelps Wins 8th Gold Medal

Michael Phelps Wins 8th Gold Medal

EIGHT FOR EIGHT!

Michael Phelps just made history today in the Water Cube at the Beijing Olympics! The 23-year-old swimming champion is the only person ever to win eight gold medals at a single Olympics (surpassing Mark Spitz).

Moments ago, with the help of his team mates in the 4×100 meter medley relay, Phelps secured his eighth medal. Team USA won in a world record time of 3 minutes 29.34 seconds. Australia finished in 3:30.04 and Japan took bronze in 3:31.18.

Congratulations to Phelps and the United States men’s swim team!

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  • Janie

    This was so incredible! I’m so hapy! U.S.A. forever!!!!!

  • http://queen_susan_the_gentle@yahoo.com KandA

    Yay, go Phelps!

  • menna

    omg, i just saw it on tv, go USA!!!!!!!!!

  • lanolin…like sheep’s wool

    FIRST?

    Anyway, I just want to congratulate Michael Phelps on going 8 for 8!! He is awesome!!

  • US voter

    Jared, you are a spolier. I have not seen the race yet. Shucks!

  • http://daj jeje

    omg i just saw it on tv. wow congratsssssssssssss go usa

  • katee

    congrats!

    but, im always cheering for team CANADA!! <3

  • Raye

    i saw it too. Phelps is amazing. Go USA!!!!!

  • Halli

    All they focus on is swimming. And when they aren’t in the pool, they talk about swimming. Jesus, there are other sports people want to see other than swimming! How about some tennis coverage. And to be fair to the other athletes, most of these sports only allow people to have one chance to get on the podium and win a medal. In swimming you have over 9 chances to get a medal. SO lets put things in perspective here. Congrats to Phelps and Team USA.

  • vanessasupport

    omg!! he swims like a fish, he doesn’t even breathe.
    but i glad that he won!!
    go USA!!!!

  • hot

    hes amazing with his butterfly without him usa might lost to aus

  • daisy

    Congratulations to Michael!! it was a great relay! 8 for 8!

    And congratulations to Dara Torres for 3 Silvers as a 41 yr. old. Team USA did us proud! Way to go all.

  • Cindy

    Congrats to Michael, his teammates, coach , and family. What an accomplishment!

  • Go phelps!

    thats my boy!

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    ….god bless him. phelps kicks ass! and do you all know why he kicks ass….? because he’s an american! we kick ass! suck it mufcukers.. u.s.a rocks.

  • audra

    that shit was intense.

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/08/16/michael-phelps-8th-gold-medal/#comments elle

    MICHAEL PHELPS IS THE GREATEST!

    I watched it LIVE, he deserves it all and he will enjoy this record for a very very very long time to come I’m sure of that.

  • me

    Absolutely AMAZING achievement! And Michael seems so humble. What a guy!

  • sweetie

    Congrats, Michael! You are an amazing athlete and inspiration to all!

  • Abbyyy

    i absoultely love him!! :)

  • mandy

    wahoooo!

    he’s awesome, and he deserves it !!!

  • aida

    I cried I was so happy that they won that he won his 8 medal

  • Christine

    i LOOOOVVEEE him!

  • shorty

    this guy is freaking unreal

  • HE’S GREEEEEEAAAAT!!!

    I’ve gotten old and bored with a lot of things this year, but Michael Phelps has given me a wonderful jolt of excitement and pride. Hearing more about his personal story (estrangement from his dad, having either ADD or OCD) made me love him even more.

  • tia

    even though im an american i was hoping they would loose everything hahahah but i am SOOOOOOOO happy for this guy! hes freakin awesome! hes a beast!

  • fan

    YAY!!! GO PHELPS!!! He’s the GREATEST!!!

  • Gaby

    The greatest of all time, we are sooooo lucky to see a athlete like him!
    CONGRATS MICHAEL, you’re simply the best!

  • yay!

    GO PHELPS!!!
    a great guy who deserves every single one of those medals.
    congrats.

  • marisa

    congrats, i love you michael!! and your team mates!!!
    go U.S.A.!!!!

  • Paula. BRASIL

    goo michael
    U ROCK

  • danz

    Good for him! He’s one of the few U.S athletes I actually like. He’s extremely talented AND modest….very hard to come by these days.

  • Joyce

    HELL YEA NUMBER ONE FOREVER.

  • Malia

    YEAH FOR MICHAEL PHELPS AND THE U.S SWIM TEAM!!!!

  • eira

    wwwwhhhhhooo!!
    great job phelps!

  • shannon

    im so happy for him he reached his goal and such an amazing talent i just saw him get his last medal and he was tearing up such an awesome guy and modest to boot

  • Kikigirl101

    I’m so happy for him!!!!!

  • emily

    i’m in love.

  • blackworm

    I’m so happy for Michael Phelps and all the great medal winners at the Beijing Olympics!

  • Jess

    The USA team is lucky to have Phelps. The Aussies would have won that if it wasn’t for Phelp’s Butterfly leg.

  • Julia

    MICHAEL FRED PHELPS II IS THE GREATEST ATHLETE IN THE WORLD! 8 FROM 8! HOW DOES IT POSSIBLE?
    i was crying during the medal ceremony and it was one of the most amazing moments in my life to see Mike’s eyes and smile! WHAT A GREAT GUY! i just can’t stop admire him! he proved the world that he is absolutely the best!
    THANK U MICHAEL THAT U MAKE AMERICAN PEOPLE PROUD TO BE AMERICAN! IT IS UR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT! THANK U No. 1! WE LOVE U!
    PS: God blesses him and the USA!

  • KARREN

    INCREDIBLE! I watchde him live just now. he’s AWESOME! LONG LIVE THE STAR SPANGLED BANNERof ours! congrats!

  • KARREN

    more Phelps pics please Justjared. MOREMOREMORE!!!

  • oprah

    who cares, he’s still fugly

  • K

    congrats michael phelps!!! GO TEAM USA!

  • I suck phelps co-ck

    USA FOR LIFE!!!!!

  • Jenny

    GO PHELPS!

    He is freakin’ beast (I’m making a t-shirt with that XD)

    He won 8 gold in 08 in the Olympics which start on 08-08-08 at 8:08PM~

    Total fab.

  • Love PHELPs

    thanks for posting Phelps pic. Hope seeing more his pics
    I’m his fan after this event
    OMG, he is so great . I’m not a fan of swiming but he totally change my mind.

    i’m not American but i support all American athletes because of Phelps
    Go Phelps, Go USA

  • Stephanie

    he did amazing and he deserved it!!
    congrats michael :] :)

  • buckeyegurl

    Congrats Michael!!! You are the shiiiiiit! I hope you get some rest now ;)

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