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Phelps first Beijing gold

Men's 400 meter individual medley gold medal winner Michael Phelps of the United States on the award stand with bronze medalist teammate Ryan Lochte and sliver medalist Laszlo Cseh of Hungary during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China on Sunday. Chicago Tribune photo by Scott Strazzante