USA Swim Team practices for Olympics in Beijing
Ricky Berens of the USA Swim Team practices ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics at the National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) in Beijing, China, on August 7, 2008. Opening Ceremonies will be held August 8. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
Although the final steps were not as smooth as he might have liked, Michael Phelps ascended to the top of the Olympic mountain Tuesday.
Michael Phelps, after suffering as bitter a loss as he has had in his career, enjoyed a victory Tuesday that made him the most decorated Olympian of all time.
Michael Phelps anchored the United States to a gold medal Tuesday in the 800-meter freestyle relay and won his record 19th career Olympic medal.
Michael Phelps moved to the first page of the Olympic history book Wednesday and passed the halfway point in his bid to set a record that might never be broken.
The United States, with Michael Phelps swimming the lead-off leg, won the Olympic gold medal Wednesday in the 800-meter freestyle relay.