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    Bolt, Phelps Make Olympic History in Beijing With Record Wins

    Post by sang_garuda on Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:12 am

    Aug. 17-- Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps each etched a place in Olympic history yesterday in Beijing, Bolt by winning track's 100 meter title in world record time and Phelps by equaling Mark Spitz's record seven gold medals in a Games.

    Jamaica's Bolt lowered his world best to 9.69 seconds in track and field's premier race as he pulled away from the field at the midway point, then gestured to the crowd and slapped his chest before crossing the finish line.

    ``I came here to prove that I'm the best in the world and I did that,'' Bolt told reporters at the Bird's Nest stadium.

    Phelps's race was a closer run contest, as the American swimmer edged Serbia's Milorad Cavic by 0.01 second with his final stroke to win the 100-meter butterfly. The result stood after a protest by the Serbian team, giving Phelps a record 13 gold medals in all.

    ``It was almost too close to see,'' Phelps, 23, told reporters at the Water Cube pool. ``One one-hundredth of a second is the smallest margin of victory in our sport. I guess it's pretty cool.''

    Phelps's win was one of two gold medals in 28 events yesterday for the U.S., which pushed its total to 16. Host China remains the overall leader with 27 golds after picking up one win yesterday, its worst showing in eight days of competition.

    The U.S. leads China 54-47 in total medals.

    Bolt to Victory

    Bolt's win gave Jamaica its first medal of the Games.

    The 21-year-old Bolt, who only took up the 100 meters as ``speed work'' to prepare for his favored 200 meters, became the first Jamaican and second athlete from the Caribbean to win the men's 100-meter dash after Trinidad's Hasely Crawford in 1976.

    Fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell was fifth, while Tyson Gay of the U.S. failed to qualify for the final.

    Phelps, after his fingertip win yesterday, can break Spitz's record with a victory in today's 400 medley relay, an event the U.S. has won at every Olympics in which it's competed.

    Spitz, who won his seven golds in Munich in 1972, congratulated Phelps yesterday in a televised interview with NBC, calling his performance ``epic.''

    ``I never thought for one moment that you were out of that race,'' Spitz, 58, said.

    Switzerland's Roger Federer secured his first Olympic gold medal by teaming with Stanislas Wawrinka to beat Sweden's Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson in men's tennis doubles.

    Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat James Blake of the U.S. to secure the men's singles bronze medal. Spain's Rafael Nadal faces Fernando Gonzalez of Chile for the gold today.

    Longest Record

    Two world records, including swimming's longest-standing mark, fell in yesterday's other finals at the Water Cube. A total of 23 swimming world bests have been set so far -- nine more than in Sydney in 2000 and 15 more than at Athens 2004.

    Rebecca Adlington of Great Britain led all the way in the women's 800-meter freestyle to take more than two seconds off Janet Evans's 19-year-old world best.

    ``It means everything to me,'' Adlington, 19, told reporters after securing her second title this week. ``It's amazing to win gold and break the world record.''

    Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe also set a world best in winning the women's 200 backstroke to end her run of three runner-up finishes in Beijing.

    Cesar Cielo Filho, 21, gave Brazil its first gold of the Games with an Olympic record in the men's 50 freestyle, beating French duo Amaury Leveaux and Alain Bernard.

    On the track, Valeriy Borchin gained Russia a gold by holding off 1996 champion Jefferson Perez of Ecuador to win the men's 20-kilometer race walk.


    Perez collapsed after the race, which was staged in temperatures in the mid-70s Fahrenheit (24 Celsius), because of heat exhaustion and later recovered, track doctors said. Beijing was experiencing another day of blue skies and low pollution.

    Vincent Hancock added to the U.S. gold total by winning the men's skeet shooting, while Carol Huynh gave Canada its first gold of the Games with a win in the women's 48-kilogram wrestling event.

    Australia, Britain, South Korea and Japan all raised their gold medal total to seven yesterday, pulling within one of Germany, which is third behind China and the U.S.

    Australia claimed two of seven gold medals available in rowing yesterday, while Britain picked up two in cycling and one in rowing in addition to Adlington's title. Japan's Saori Yoshida won the women's 55kg wrestling and South Korea's Jang Miran set a world record in the women's 75kg weightlifting.

    Brazil advanced to the men's soccer semifinals with a 2-0 extra-time victory over Cameroon and will next face defending champion Argentina, which beat the Netherlands 2-1. Belgium and Nigeria will meet in the other semi.

    The International Olympic Committee stripped Sweden's Ara Abrahamian of his wrestling bronze medal for violating the ``spirit of fair play'' when he threw it away during the awards ceremony. Abrahamian said he lost his Greco-Roman semifinal match two days ago because of ``blatant errors in judging.''

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    Re: Bolt, Phelps Make Olympic History in Beijing With Record Wins

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