Notable remark: Michael Phelps struck gold for the seventh time in controversial fashion. The US star was made to sweat when an official protest was launched against the result of the men's 100m butterfly final. …TV replays suggested that his Serbian rival had touched first.
The Globe and Mail (Canada): Seventh Heaven
Notable remark: Of all his gold medal victories here, Michael Phelps' triumph in the 100-metre butterfly — by a margin of just 1/100ths of a second — will be forever remembered and debated.
Did he actually win? Did he out-touch Serbian Milorad Cavic at the last possible second? Was there some a grand conspiracy at work, fueled by television rights holder NBC, to ensure Phelps would be successful in his drive to win eight gold medals?
Those were the questions swirling in the after-math of Saturday morning's result, which saw Phelps win gold medal No. 7 in the most competitive of his individual races.
The Age (Australia): Phelps in seventh heaven
Notable remark: Barring accidents, false starts, or major boilovers, Phelps will win number eight for Beijing and number 13 for his career.
Bonus headline: Flame burns brightly for Rice and Phelps
Notable remark: Phelps has one of those bodies that looks like it could be folded up and transported in a case, lots of loosely connected parts capable of moving with startling unity when immersed in water.
The National Post (Canada): Phelps wins seventh gold by the absolute smallest of margins