Michael Phelps roared to his 4th gold medal of the Beijing Olympic games today. It was his 10th lifetime gold medal– a record for any Olympic athlete in history.
US swimmer Michael Phelps set the world record for most lifetime gold medals.
Phelps won the 200 meter men’s butterfly today. He touched in 1 minute, 52.03 seconds, breaking his old mark of 1:52.09 set at last year’s world championships in Australia. The American swimmer broke a tie with Mark Spitz, Carl Lewis and two others for most golds. He is 4-for-4 so far, setting world records in each of his events –Freep.
UPDATE: The US Men won the 4 x 200 freestyle relay later today giving Phelps 11 career gold medals and 5 from the Beijing Games.
UPDATE: The New York Post today has more on the record setting American.