The start of something big: On Aug. 14, 2004, in the Athens Olympic games, Michael Phelps, shown here during the butterfly leg of his race, captured his first gold medal with a win in the 400-meter individual medley. Phelps set a world record of 4:08.26 in the Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Medal Count: 1 gold = 1 total
Chicago Tribune Photo by Scott Strazzante
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