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August 21, 2004
From the Olympic pool

Michael Phelps of the United States celebrates after winning the men's swimming 100 metre butterfly final at the Main Pool of the Olympic Sports Complex Aquatic Centre in Athens on Friday.

The American teenager won his fifth gold medal to claim a place alongside Mark Spitz as the greatest swimmer in Olympic history.

It was his fourth individual gold medal and seventh overall in Athens, equalling Spitz's record haul at Munich in 1972. Matt Biondi also won seven medals at Seoul in 1988.

Photographs: Getty Images

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