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2008 Beijing Olympics - Day 7

August 15, 2008

American Michael Phelps won his sixth gold medal and set his sixth world record at the Beijing Olympics on Friday with victory in the men's 200 metres individual medley.

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  • Phelps inched closer to his ultimate goal of winning eight golds in a single Olympics when he touched the wall first in one minute 54.23 seconds, 0.57 inside his previous record of 1:54.80 set at last month's U.S. Olympic trials.

    Photograph: Getty Images


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