Michael Phelps - Gold hunt at Beijing

Michael Phelps of the United States, surpassed Mark Spitz’s 36 year old record of 7 Olympic gold medals( in Munich) in one game with his 8th victory in Beijing Olympics on August 2008.He win 16 Olympic medals, 6 gold and two Bronze medals at Athens ; 8 gold medals at Beijing, of which seven were world records.

“In winning these medals, he has twice equaled Soviet gymnast Alexander Dityatin's record of eight medals (of any type) at a single Olympics, Moscow 1980. Out of his eight gold medals from Beijing, five were won in individual events, tying the record for individual gold medals at a single Games originally set by Eric Heiden in the 1980 Winter Olympics and equaled by Vitaly Scherbo at the 1992 Summer Games. Phelps ranks second in total career Olympic medals, after Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina, who won a total of 18 medals (nine gold) spanning three Olympic Games.”(For more refer : Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)


8 Gold at Beijing.
200m free style (WR)
100m butterfly (OR)
200m butterfly (WR)
200m individual medley (WR)
400m individual medley (WR)
4x100m free style relay (WR)
4x100m medley relay (WR)
4x200m free style relay (WR)

Individual World Records at Beijing.
200m free style:1:42.96
200m butterfly: 1:52.03
200m individual medley:1:54.23
400m individual medley:4:03.84

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