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BEIJING 08, PHELPS WINS 7TH GOLD IN 100 M FREESTYLE

In HOT BUTTON TOPIC, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, SPORTS on August 16, 2008 at UTC.59.31.
  • 15 overall Olympic medals.
  • 13 overall Gold medals in Olympic competition.
  • Ties Mark Spitz {1972} for 7 GOLD medals at any Olympic games.

This race was the most amazing of all the rest considering the fact that he had to come from behind in the last 20 meters. He OUT TOUCHED Cavic, form Serbia by 0.01 of a second. It ws literally a photo finish.

No one watching the race believed Phelps won, not even his mom, whom seemed to collapse momentarily when he appeared to finish 2nd. Talk about family pressure. I saw it several times and wasn’t really convinced until I saw it in SUPA SLO MO. Without a doubt, Phelps touched the wall first with a gigantic leap.

Still, I could see why the Serbians challenged it, there was no way he ws supposed to win. The amount of distance he had to make up, and he seemed to fade as the race went on.  In the end, there he was.  It was almost anti-climatic because you almost expected them to over turn the victory.. It ws surreal!!

Nonetheless, the digital keypad records contact from a high speed camera. Despite this, the Serbian coach for Cavic filed an official complaint to dispute Phelps win, though at the end of the night he was on the podium recieving his 7th gold medal. Noticeably, Phelps & Cavic didn’t shake hands while standing next to one another on the medal stand.

Michael Phelps’ legacy is cemented. He is arguably the greatest Olympian ever, but most assuredly the greatest American Olympian.

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