A Phelpsian Pheat …
Move over Mark Spitz there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Michael Phelps. This morning at the Beijing Olympics Phelps did what many thought was impossible. Phelps went 8 for 8 in during the Beijing Olympics to break Mark Spitz’s record that stood since the 1972 Olympics.
Phelps earned his unprecedented eighth Olympic gold medal of the 2008 Olympics as he swam the butterfly leg of the Americans’ world-record win in the 4x100m medley relay to close out the swimming competition at the Water Cube.
Jason Lezak held off Eamon Sullivan of Australia in the freestyle leg, with the Americans finishing in 3:29.34. Australia took the silver in 3:30.04 and Japan the bronze.