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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Olympics

Well, he did it. Michael Phelps became the only person in the history of all Olympic games to win 8 gold medals in a single Olympics. Mark Spitz had the record with 7 in 1972. It really was history in the making.

The only complaint I had was that the last race was a relay that had three other guys racing with him. During the National Anthem for the medal ceremony, they only showed him. Michael Phelps even said that winning the three relays that they had to win to make this possible was a testament to how close everyone was as a team. He couldn't have done it without them. He knows it, which is cool.

And get this, of the 8 gold medals he won, 7 of them were in World Record time.

Now, this young man has won 16 total medals in two Olympic games with 14 of them Gold.

Congratulations to Micael Phelps and the entire Men's Olympic swim team that made history possible this past week.

Speaking of history. I would like everyone to also recognize that Dara Torres won a silver medal in the 50m freestyle swim. What makes this so cool is the fact that she is 41 years old. She is more than twice the combined ages of the gold and silver medal winners. And she just barely lost (by .01 seconds). Hats off to her for giving us old folks something to cheer about.

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