Michael Phelps, Baltimore native, is still on his quest for eight gold medals. There were two events that Michael Phelps was dicey on actually getting gold. There was the 3 by 100 freestyle relay. The French were expected to be quite competitive. Indeed, they were leading with scant meters to go, before Jason Lezak caught up to Alain Bernard, one of the fastest freestylists in the world.
The other event that Michael wasn't favored was the 100m butterfly where he doesn't hold the world record. Indeed at 50m, he wasn't in the lead. But at the last instant, while Cavic was coasting to try to touch, Phelps swam another stroke and as he reached out, he hit the pad ahead of Cavic by 0.01 seconds
This gets him to seven golds, and leave the 4 by 100 team relay, where each competitor swims a different stroke (breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle, and backstroke). The traditional order is butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle.
It seems unreal how good Phelps is and that he is marching to destiny. He's tied Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals, and has a chance for eight.
Let's see if it happens.
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