US swimmer Michael Phelps (C), silver medalist Milorad Cavic of Serbia (L) and bronze medalist Andrew Lauterstein of Australia stand on the podium for the men's 100m butterfly swimming final during the medal ceremony at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing on August 16, 2008. US swimmer Michael Phelps won the Olympic Games men's 100m butterfly gold medal in an Olympic record time of 50.58. The victory gave him a seventh gold medal here and equalled Mark Spitz's 1972 record. Milorad Cavic of Serbia was second and Andrew Lauterstein of Australia was third. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US swimmer Michael Phelps competes in the men's 100m butterfly swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing on August 16, 2008. US swimmer Michael Phelps won the Olympic Games men's 100m butterfly gold medal in an Olympic record time of 50.58. The victory gave him a seventh gold medal here and equalled Mark Spitz's 1972 record. Milorad Cavic of Serbia was second and Andrew Lauterstein of Australia was third. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
  • BEIJING - AUGUST 16: Michael Phelps of the United States reacts to his victory in the Men's 100m Butterfly Final held at the National Aquatics Centre during Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. By winning gold in the Men's 100m Butterfly Phelps tied Mark Spitz's record of winning seven gold medals in a single Olympic Games. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • US swimmer Michael Phelps (C), silver medalist Milorad Cavic of Serbia (L) and bronze medalist Andrew Lauterstein of Australia stand on the podium for the men's 100m butterfly swimming final during the medal ceremony at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing on August 16, 2008. US swimmer Michael Phelps won the Olympic Games men's 100m butterfly gold medal in an Olympic record time of 50.58. The victory gave him a seventh gold medal here and equalled Mark Spitz's 1972 record. Milorad Cavic of Serbia was second and Andrew Lauterstein of Australia was third. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)33of 65
  • BEIJING - AUGUST 16: Michael Phelps of the United States celebrates victory in the Men's 100m Butterfly Final held at the National Aquatics Centre during Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. By winning gold in the Men's 100m Butterfly Phelps tied Mark Spitz's record of winning seven gold medals in a single Olympic Games. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
  • This underwater photograph shows US swimmer Michael Phelps competing during the men's 100m butterfly swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing on August 16, 2008. US swimmer Michael Phelps won the Olympic Games men's 100m butterfly gold medal in an Olympic record time of 50.58. The victory gave him a seventh gold medal here and equalled Mark Spitz's 1972 record. Milorad Cavic of Serbia was second and Andrew Lauterstein of Australia was third. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Album:Michael Phelps Beijing 2008

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Photos of the legendary Michael Phelps during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Phelps became the winningest Olympian ever and also broke the world record for gold medals at a single games by winning 8 gold in 8 events, breaking 7 world records and 1 Olympic record in the process.