A major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, from 8 to 24 August 2008.
8 August 2008 (USA)
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Pekin 2008: 29. letnie igrzyska olimpijskie
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In Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad
(2008) American swimmer, Michael Phelps
won a gold medal in all eight swimming events, (he and three other American men, were in three relays) participated in five solo events and three team events. Michael Phelps
's eight gold medals, in all eight events, surpassed Mark Spitz
's record of seven, Mark Spitz was "7 for 7" in 1972's Olympic games, in Munich, Germany, 100%. Michael Phelps was "8 for 8 in 2008" = 100% All 8 events & dates. In order, they were First gold medal: (solo) Sunday, August 10th, 2008, 400 meter individual medley. Second gold medal: (team) Monday, August 11th, 2008. 4 by 100 freestyle relay. Third gold medal: (solo) Tuesday, August 12th, 2008, 200 meter freestyle race. Fourth fold medal: (solo) Wednesday, August 13th, 2008, 200 meter butterfly. Fifth gold medal: (team) Wednesday, August 13th, 2008, 4 by 200 freestyle relay. Sixth gold medal: (solo) Friday, August 15th, 2008, 200 individual medley race. Seventh gold medal: (solo) 100 meter butterfly, [his narrowest victory was won by 0.01], Saturday, August 16th, 2008. Eighth gold medal: (team) 4 by 100 medley relay, Sunday, August 17th, 2008. See more