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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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# 1

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

# 3

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

# 4
lanolin...like sheep's wool @ 08/16/2008 at 11:25 pm

FIRST?

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

# 5

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

# 6

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

# 7

congrats!

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

# 8

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

# 9

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 @ 08/16/2008 at 11:32 pm

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

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

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.

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

Go phelps! @ 08/16/2008 at 11:36 pm

thats my boy!

[☆I n F a m o u s☆] @ 08/16/2008 at 11:38 pm

….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.

that **** was intense.

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.

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

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

i absoultely love him!! :)

wahoooo!

he’s awesome, and he deserves it !!!

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

i LOOOOVVEEE him!

this guy is freaking unreal

HE'S GREEEEEEAAAAT!!! @ 08/16/2008 at 11:51 pm

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.

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