Michael Phelps ties Mark Spitz's record

United States
August 15, 2008 10:31pm CST
I find it incredible that Spitz's record has stood for so very long. 30 years is a long time for a record to stand when so many have tried to break it. Even now, it's only been tied but who knows what tomorrow could bring?
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16 Aug 08
Phelps is an amazing athlete and now stands at 7 golds. I have been impressed with his skill dedication and maturity with the press. I wish him well tomorrow for #8
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I was setting o n the edge of my seat watching that race. I am real glad the Michael won this race. His Mom seemed to be in disbelief as the cambers were on her. It was a very close race. If it wasn't for the tecknowldgy I think the race would have been considered a tie. I'm rooting for him to wim the next one too.
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I watched that tonight with my son. When Phelps won the race my son was yelling and cheering like he was watching a touchdown for a football game. I'm glad that Phelps won. He's from my home town and the last time that he won the gold medals we gave him a big parade. I just wonder if the hometown can top what this did the last time. DCMerkle
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
16 Aug 08
Yes that is amazing, a long time, and congratulations to the person who has equalled the record, i hope he can break it that would be a wonderful achievemnet..that should make him a very rich man i would say...