Michael Phelps wins the 200 meter freestyle on Tuesday in Beijing for his third 2008 gold medal.
America sure put all their eggs in Michael Phelpss’ success with his pursuit in chasing Mark Spitzs’ 8 Gold Medals. After Monday’s dramatic 4×100 Men’s relay win over France, Michael Phelps broke the Olympic World Record in the 200 meter freestyle when he hit the wall in 1:42.96 to shatter his own world record by 0.90 seconds on Tuesday.
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South Korea’s Park Tae-Hwan took silver and American Peter Vanderkaay the bronze.
The 23-year-old’s first Olympic freestyle title, after success in butterfly and medley, also made him the first male swimmer to win five individual titles.