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article imageMichael Phelps wins the sixth Olympic gold medal with another world record time

By Chris V. Thangham     Aug 15, 2008 in Sports
Michael Phelps broke another world record today and won his sixth Olympic gold medal by winning the 200 meters individual medley swimming event.
Phelps is determined to break Mark Spitz’s record haul of seven gold medals in one Olympics. He is not only near the total but he has won all his six events in record time. He has two more events left to break Spitz’s record haul.
Phelps won the 200-metre individual medley with a time of 1:54.23 minutes and broke his previous world record time of 1:54:80, which he set at the U.S. Olympics trials. Ryan Loclite, his teammate, won the bronze medal.
The other two events are 100 meters butterfly and 4 x100 meters medley relay. In the 100 meters butterfly event, he has not set any world records so far. But with the pace he is going at in Beijing, he might win them both.
With Phelps’ gold medal, the U.S. gold tally reached 14 with China leading all countries with 22 gold medals.
Phelps’ teammates also won gold medals today. Rebecca Soni won in 200 meters breaststroke and Loclite won in 200 meters backstroke.
Britta Steffen of Germany won the 100m freestyle event and gave her country the eighth gold medal.
It was another superhuman effort from Phelps. To compete almost every day and win every event he participates in (and in record time) is unbelievable.
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