Phelps had a spectacular performance in 2008 at the Olympic Games in Beijing when he picked up a record eight gold medals, breaking the 1972 record of American swimmer Mark Spitz. Phelps also has won more individual Olympic gold medals than any other athlete — a number he is expected to add to at the 2012 games in London. God bless, & best wishes in all events to 2012 olympic athletes.
At the 1904 Summer Olympics, American gymnast George Eyser won six medals: 3 gold; two silver, and one bronze. What makes Eyser even more unique is that he competed with a wooden leg. During his youth, Eyser lost most of his left leg after a train ran over it. This didn’t stop him from making history a few years later, becoming the only person to compete in the Olympic Games with an artificial leg, until 2008 when South African swimmer, Natalie du Toit, competed in the Beijing Olympics.
Usain Bolt stripped of Olympics medal Usain Bolt the Jamaican sportsman regarded as one of the best athletes in history has been stripped of one of his record 24 medals. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced this on Wednesday saying Jamaican Nesta Carter had beencertified guilty of doping. Carter was one of the Jamaican athletes who won gold in the 4x100m relay at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He did not compete in Rio 2016 and has been fighting to clear his name. He…
In 2008, at the Beijing Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps broke an Olympic record and became the most decorated gold medalist in history. Phelps won eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, resulting in an astonishing 19 gold medals throughout his Olympic career. Phelps is now a swimming legend with a record extremely difficult to beat. http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/columns/story?id=3539386 (Courtney Petersen)
Ronda Rousey ( #RondaRousey ) - an American mixed martial artist, judoka, and actress who was the first U.S. woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo (Bronze) at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, won twelve consecutive MMA fights, and ranked "most dominant active athlete" - born on Sunday, February 1st, 1987 in Riverside County, California, United States