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6' 4" (1.93 m)
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[Sunday August 16, 2008 after winning 8th gold medal in 8th event, 4 by 200] It's been such an unbelievable roller coaster. It's been such an unbelievable ride. With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it took was a little imagination. I don't know what to feel right now. It's so emotional. All I want to do is see my mom.
Made history at the Beijing Olympic Games when he became the first athlete in history to win 8 gold medals at a single Olympic game. He also broke the record for the most Olympic medals won, bring his total from his 3 Olympic appearances to 16.
The Condor Flap: to loosen up for a swimming competition, he bends over and flaps his long arms up and down like a large bird.