Michael Phelps: Won eleventh gold in Olympic Games
On Wednesday, Michael Phelps has created history since he became the Olympic athlete who has snatched his 10th and 11th career gold medals and also five world records in 5 events at the Beijing Olympic Games 2008.
More news about Michael Phelps has been inferred from quite a number of sources. A day after etching his name alongside Mark Spitz and Carl Lewis with gold No. 9, Michael Phelps has created a mark of his own after winning the 200-meter butterfly. Almost one hour later, he swam the leadoff for victory by the U.S. 800 freestyle relay team, thereby shattering the old world mark in becoming the first team to have broken the seven minute barrier.
Perhaps unreceptive to fatigue, Michael has set an intense pace of one minute, 43.31 seconds that got the American people rolling towards a winning time of 6:58.56.
"Come on! Come on!" screamed Michael Phelps for his teammates namely Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens and Peter Vanderkaay.
Previously at last year’s world championships Americans has set a record of 7:03.24. Russia went home with silver and was over 5 seconds behind the Americans, who mainly had to make sure that they did not get in the water immediately. Australia has won the bronze medal.
"Safe start! Safe start!" Phelps shouted at Berens before he make a dive into the water.
After winning 6 gold medals at the 2004 Athens Games, Michael Phelps needed only 5 days in Beijing in order to surpass sports personalities like Spitz, Lewis, Soviet gymnast Larysa Latynina and Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi as the ‘winningest Olympian ever’.
"I'm almost at a loss for words". "Growing up I always wanted to be an Olympian. Now to be the most decorated Olympian of all time, it just sounds weird saying. It started setting in a little bit after the butterfly. I was just trying to focus on my next race, but I just kept thinking, `Wow, greatest Olympian of all time.' It's a pretty cool title. I'm definitely honored," added Michale Phelps.