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Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps smiles after winning the 200-meter freestyle and breaking his own world record with a time of 1 minute, 42.96 seconds. It was Phelps' third gold and third world record in three events at the Beijing Games, and his ninth career gold medal, tying him with American swimmer Mark Spitz, American track star Carl Lewis, Soviet gymnast Larysa Latynina and Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi for the most of all time.
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