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  • 1 day, 2 golds

    2008: 200M butterfly, gold; 4x200M freestyle relay, gold

    Fourth gold: 200 fly -- Aug. 13 Fifth gold: 800 free relay -- Aug. 13 He was breathing hard. His muscles were screaming. His goggles were full of water, and he couldn't see the walls. Michael Phelps was exhausted, and one of his competitors was closing fast. In the stands, his coach looked worried....

  • Friends, rivals

    2008: 200M individual medley, gold

    Sixth gold: 200 IM -- Aug. 15 "Gran, I am out to win," Michael Phelps once told his grandmother over a game of rummy. "Whether it's you or anybody else." The opponent doesn't actually matter. Sometimes it's Grandma. Sometimes it's a best friend one lane over in the practice pool. This time, it...

  • Finish for ages

    2008: 100M butterfly, gold

    Seventh gold: 100 fly -- Aug. 16 So much history can be decided by fractions of a second in swimming. But never in the history of the sport has so much been at stake with so little time as there was today in the 100-meter butterfly. Michael Phelps should not have won. It looked, from every angle,...

  • The greatest

    2008: 4x100M medley relay, gold

    Eighth gold: 400 medley relay -- Aug. 17 A frenzy of golden energy, Michael Phelps exited the pool, shaking water off his lithe and lean body. Onto the pool deck splashed the droplets -- those Baltimore roots, the memories from Greece and the immaculate show he had just put on in China. It all...

  • Phelps wins his first medal of London Games in 400-meter freestyle relay

    2012: 4x100M freestyle relay, silver

    Redemption for French relay unit after loss to U.S. in Beijing

  • Phelps enjoys a two-gold night; Ledecky wins again, too

    2016: 200M butterfly, gold; 4x200M freestyle relay, gold

    Phelps captured his 20th career gold medal and 24th total Olympic medal

  • Michael Phelps wins fourth gold in 200 IM, outdueling Ryan Lochte for perhaps last time

    2016: 200M individual medley, gold

    Michael Phelps came out on top, winning his fourth gold medal in Rio by winning the 200-meter individual medley, blowing away the field by completing the race in 1:54.66, more than two seconds faster than silver medalist Kosuke Hagino of Japan. Lochte had a rough race, finishing fifth and failing...

  • Michael Phelps denied gold in 100 butterfly; Katie Ledecky sets record in 800 freestyle

    2016: 100M butterfuly, silver

    It was closing night Friday for the Maryland double feature that’s done bang-up business at the Olympic Aquatics Center.First up, Baltimore’s Michael Phelps sought his fourth consecutive gold medal in the 100-meter butterfly final, the last individual race of his 16-year Olympic career.A few minutes...

  • A golden goodbye for Michael Phelps

    2016: 4x100M medley relay, gold

    Michael Phelps, who has won more medals than any other Olympian, wasn’t looking to lose. And Phelps did not as part of the 4x100-meter medley relay Saturday.