Michael Phelps bags his first gold medal in WR time

In his first swimming final at the Beijing Olympics Michael Phelps has taken the gold medal in the men’s 400 meter individual medley, setting a new world record time of 4:03.84. The previous WR was 405.25 and the Olympic record 407.82.

László Cseh from Hungary finished second to capture the silver medal. Ryan Lochte trailed Phelps most of the way but drifted a little towards the end and finished third to take the bronze medal.

Posted by Mike 11 years ago

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Glen Collns - August 10, 2008 @ 10:58 am

What the heck happened to the U.S. national anthem during Michael Phelps’ first gold medal ceremony?? First, it sounded like an abridged, interpretation of the anthem and then it was cut off at the end! Come on, China! If you can present an amazing, over the top opening ceremonies with incredible technical precision, you can certainly give the respect due to competing athletes and play a country’s national anthem in full and unabridged!

regan - August 10, 2008 @ 11:23 am

Yeah… I mean, how would you like it, China, if team USA all turned up wearing facemasks

drew - August 10, 2008 @ 11:51 am

Wow — he’s a beast. Congrats to him. The commentators on NBC always seems to be so negative.

Perhaps this year now that he’s shaving he’ll get even more golds than last time. :P

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