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Phelps makes Olympic history with eight gold medals

August 17, 2008

Michael Phelps won his record eighth gold medal Sunday at the Beijing Olympics as a member of the victorious U.S. 400-meter medley relay team, breaking a tie with Mark Spitz for most golds in a single games. Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen, Phelps and Jason Lezak won in a world-record of 3 minutes, 29.34 seconds. Australia took the silver medal and Japan earned the bronze. For more Olympic coverage, see Sunday's edition of The Herald-Mail or go to www.herald-mail.com.

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