Will Michael Phelps break Mark Spitz’s record today?

It will be an exciting day in the swimming today with Michael Phelps attempting to win his eighth gold medal at the Beijing Olympics and breaking Mark Spit’s 1972 Munich record of most gold medals at a single Olympic games.

He will be swimming in the men’s 4×100 meter medley relay, so he will be reliant on his team mates to help win him the gold. Australia and Japan will be hoping to win the gold medal for themselves.

Dara Torres who is 41 years old will be trying to show the world age is no barrier to Olympic competition as she tries to win a gold medal in the women’s 50 meter freestyle. Lisbeth Trickett of Australia Britta Steffen of Germany are also likely contenders for the gold medal.

Grant Hackett in the men’s 1500 meters will be trying to win his third consecutive gold medal in the 1500 meter freestyle event. He will have the whole of Australia glued to their television sets.

Posted by Mike 11 years ago

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madhavan - August 17, 2008 @ 10:44 am

i have 100 percent confidence like anyone else on this planet that phelps will break spitz’s record today.and he is the perfect role model for those (youths)who want to leave footprint in this world

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