FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
American swimmer Brendan Hansen swims his heat in the men's 100-meter breaststroke races at the XI FINA World Championships in Montreal, Canada on July 24, 2005. Hansen qualified for the finals with a time of 59.84 seconds (UPI Photo / Grace Chiu)
Michael Phelps ended an Olympic career like none other Saturday, winning on the biggest sporting stage of all for the 18th time.
The United States won the Olympic gold medal Saturday in the men's 400-meter medley relay, the final race in the career of swimmer Michael Phelps.
Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa won the Olympic gold medal Sunday in the men's 100-meter breaststroke.
Scott Weltz and Clark Burckle surprised the favorites Friday and made the U.S. Olympic swimming team in the 200-meter breaststroke.
Michael Phelps edged rival Ryan Lochte to win the 200-meter freestyle Wednesday and even their duel at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.
The United States, with Michael Phelps swimming the butterfly leg, won the Olympic gold medal Sunday in the 400-meter medley relay in Beijing.
Kosuke Kitajima of Japan won the Olympic gold medal Monday in the men's 100-meter breaststroke in Beijing.
Katie Hoff continued to shine at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Monday by winning the women's 400-meter freestyle.
Brendan Hansen won the gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke at the World Swimming Championships Monday, with Kosuke Kitajima taking silver.
The United States women's 800-meter relay team broke a 17-year-old world record Wednesday night in winning an Olympic gold medal.