United States' Michael Phelps shows the gold medal after the men's 100-meter butterfly final during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008.

  • 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 / TIMOTHY CLARY
  • 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
  • United States' Michael Phelps shows the gold medal after the men's 100-meter butterfly final during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008.4of 65
  • BEIJING - AUGUST 16: (L-R) Milorad Cavic of Serbia and Michael Phelps of the United States dive into the water at the start of 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. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
  • BEIJING - AUGUST 16: (L-R) Milorad Cavic of Serbia and Michael Phelps of the United States reach for the wall 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. (Photo by Nick Laham/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.