Thursday, 14 August 2008

Twelth gold for Golden Boy Michael Phelps!

When hundreds of countries are looking for a single bronze medal in their Olympic mission, the 23 years young Amerincan, Michael Phelps, has already won record 11 Gold medals in the Olympic. The Golden Boy, Phelps, has already won the 6 Gold medals in the Beijing Olympic. All these five gold medals that he won in this Olympic were with setting World records in their respective event. What a marvellous and wonderful man is he! We salute you Phelps!! In the whole Olympic history of India (with 1.1 Billion population), they have won only 9 gold medals (8 in hockey and 1 in shooting this year), this boy alone surpassed their Olympic medal tallies.
The formidable US 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay team of Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens and Peter Vanderkaay took Olympic gold with a breathtaking time of 6:58.56 over silver medalist Russia. Australia took the bronze. The US quartet also set a new world record with their win, shaving an unbelievable 4.68 seconds off the previous one, also owned by the Americans. Phelps, who won the gold medal in the 200m Freestyle on Tuesday, swam a strong lead-off leg well under the world-record split, giving the US team a comfortable lead. Vanderkaay, who was the bronze medal winner of the 200m Freestyle, swam the anchor leg to secure the gold.
This is Phelps' Sixth gold in Beijing and 11th overall. He is targeting 8 Gold medals in this Olympic to break the previous Olympic record of 7 Golds set by Mark Spitz of the USA.

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