Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Phelps sets new WR with 4th gold in men's 200m Butterfly in the Water Cube

Michael Phelps of the United States bags his 4th gold of the Beijing 2008 Olympics with a new world record in the Men's 200m Butterfly final clocking 1:52.03. In the process, he also won his 10th Olympic gold medal, setting a world record for the most number of Olympic golds won by a single athlete when he stormed to victory on Wednesday, August 13th, 2008, in the Water Cube.

(Photo credit: Xinhua)

Phelps took 0.06 second off the previous record of 1:52.09 for the Men's 200m Butterfly he set at Melbourne in March 2007 to claim his fourth gold and fourth world record.

(Photo credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Hungary's Laszlo Cesh took silver in 1:52.70, and the bronze went to Japanese Takeshi Matsuda in 1:52.97.

(Photo credit: Chen Kai/Xinhua)

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