Mark Spitz

Michael Phelps equals Mark Spitz’s record of seven gold medals

Michael Phelps has equaled Mark Spitz’s record of seven gold medals at an Olympic games, when he won the men’s 100m butterfly. He was behind in the first turn but managed a comeback. 50.58
Milorad Cavic from Serbia won the silver medal. He lost to Phelps by just 1/100th of a second.
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There were no finals for Michael Phelps today in the swimming but he did win his heat in the 200 meter individual medley, setting himself up for his sixth gold medal of the Olympic games tomorrow.
His team mate Ryan Lochte is his main rival in tomorrow’s race.
“Growing up, I always wanted to be an Olympian,” [...]

Michael Phelps has already broken a bunch of swimming world records at the Beijing Olympics and he is on his way to breaking more Olympic records. Today’s medal in the men’s 200 meter butterfly was his tenth career gold medal, beating the record of nine medals held by Carl Lewis, Paavo Nurmi, Larysa Latynina [...]

There has been a great deal of hype in the media over Michael Phelps and whether he will be able to beat Mark Spitz’s record of most golds at a single Olympic games.
Here is what the man himself has to say:
“I haven’t said anything about breaking any record, or going after any [...]

Mark Spitz is confident Michael Phelps will be able to break his record of seven gold medals at a single Olympics. Plelps won six gold and two bronze medals at the 2004 Olympics and is obviously now stronger than he was then.
“He certainly has more experience, but so do his competitors,” said [...]

Matt Biondi said it is going to be difficult for Michael Phelps to break Mark Spitz’s record of seven gold medals. Spitz won seven golds and broke seven world records at the 1972 Munich Games.
Matt Biondi won seven medals with five of them gold at the 1988 Seoul Games.
“The goal keeps getting more difficult [...]