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  Phelps makes it six from six  Already touted as the greatest ever Olympian, Michael Phelps dominated the 200-meter individual medley to pick up his 6th gold at the Games Japan's Kitajima makes it a double gold  Kosuke Kitajima swept the breaststroke events in his 2nd straight Olympics, winning the 200-meter   Phelps sets new Olympic gold standard  Michael Phelps swam into history as possibly the greatest Olympic athlete ever,with his 10th and 11th career gold medals Phelps becomes greatest Olympian
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  Photo finish lifts Phelps to record 7th gold
  Phelps wins historic eighth gold


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Aug.16
  23-year-old Michael Phelps won his 8th Olympic gold medal of the Beijing Games to beat Spitz's 1972 record of 7, with victory in the 4x100m medley
 He teamed up with Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen and Jason Lezak to claim the historic gold in a new world record time. Phelps swam 17 times over 9 days and set world records in 7 finals, had already won the 400m medley, 200m freestyle, 200m butterfly, 4x100m free relay, 4x200m free relay, 200m medley and the 100m butterfly
Aug.15
  Michael Phelps swam into Olympic history with a magnificent finish and wins his seventh gold medal of the Beijing Games

Aug.13
Aug.12
  US swimmer Michael Phelps is winning his 10th gold medal with victory in the 200m butterfly. He claimed his fourth gold medal of the Beijing Olympics
Aug.11 Phelps wins 3rd gold in 200 free
  In winning the 200-meter freestyle, Phelps ran his career Olympic total to 9 golds and avenged his only individual loss in Athens 4 years ago
Fingertip finish keeps Phelps' hopes alive
  Michael Phelps pulled off one of the great comebacks in history, lunging to the wall in a 400m freestyle relay erasing 2 world records


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