I watched every race; and Saturday night Michael Phelps won his record 8th gold medal of the Beijing games when he was part of the winning 400-meter medley relay team... to become the greatest of the Olympian champions. What a thrill to be able to see it all.
I remember watching 36 years ago in August of 1972 when Mark Spitz won 7 gold medals in swimming in the Munich games and everyone thought there was no way anyone would ever touch that record.
But here we are....records are meant to be broken.
With 14 gold medals, Michael Phelps has won more golds than any athlete in history.