Giant on the move
Michael Phelps: the joy of six
Six races, six world records and six gold medals: there really is no stopping Michael Phelps at these Games.
The man from Baltimore finished over a second ahead of his closest rival, Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh, in the men’s 200 metres individual medley on Friday to close to within one of Mark Spitz’s record of seven golds at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Ryan Lochte, pictured above, was third.
Phelps is targeting eight golds in Beijing and who would now bet against him?
Continuing the theme of Phelps becoming an independent sovereign nation (see yesterday’s post) this latest success would be enough to put him level in the medals table with South Korea and Italy (if you include the relays) and behind only China, the U.S. and Germany.
Not bad for one man and his goggles.