On August 16th after winning the 4 X 100 m medley relay he set the world record of winning 7 gold medals in a single olympic event beating the last world record of 6 gold medals by Mark Spitz.
Phelps set the world records in his 6 compettion and in 1 he set the olympic records as well. In last summer olympic Athens 2004 he won the 6 gold medals and miss this opportumity by 1 Gold medal but this time his past experience really helped him a lot and he is able to beat the records.
Here is the details of Phelps win in Beijing 2008
|August 10||400 m individual medley||Gold Medal,W R||4:03.84|
|August 11||4 x 100 m freestyle relay||Gold Medal,W R||3:08.24|
|August 12||200 m freestyle||Gold Medal,W R||1:42.96|
|August 13||200 m butterfly||Gold Medal, W R||1:52.03|
|August 13||4 x 200 m freestyle relay||Gold Medal, W R||6:58.56|
|August 15||200 m individual medley||Gold Medal, W R||1:54.23|
|August 16||100 m butterfly||Gold Medal, O R||50.58|
|August 17||4 x 100 m medley relay|
W R = World Records
O R = Olympic Record