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Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement

...athlete in Olympic history.He captured 18 gold medals and 22 medals overall at the past three Summer Games.He broke Mark Spitz's record for a single Olympics by winning eight gold medals at Beijing in 2008.If he comes back and doesn't dominate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-04-14/michael-phelps-coming-ou
Michael Phelps is AP's top male athlete

...basketball team in London.Phelps already had won the AP award in 2008 after his eight gold medals in Beijing, which broke Mark Spitz's record. Phelps got it again with a performance that didn't quite match up to the Great Haul of China, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2012-12-20/michael-phelps-aps-top-male-athle
American Missy Franklin earns record sixth gold at swimming worlds

...who won five times at the 1978 worlds, and Libby Trickett, who did it in 2007.Franklin also joins Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Australia's Ian Thorpe and East Germany's Kristin Otto as the only swimmers to capture as many as six golds at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-08-04/american-missy-frank
Teens leading charge for US at swimming worlds

...one event remaining ? the 400 medley relay during the final session today ? and a chance to join Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz and Kristin Otto as the only swimmers to win as many as six golds at the worlds or the Olympics."That was awesome...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-08-03/teens-leading-charge
Ryan Lochte beats Michael Phelps again

...London. That means he could take another shot at eight gold medals in London ? the mark he set in 2008, eclipsing Mark Spitz's iconic Olympic record.Phelps will be heavily favored to claim a spot on the U.S. team in four other individual...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2012-06-25/ryan-lochte-beats-michae
Repeat of 2008 won't be easy for Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt

...quite the same way this time. And each one likely faces a strong challenge from a teammate.Phelps, who eclipsed Mark Spitz's record total with eight gold medals, now must worry about being faster than Ryan Lochte.Bolt, the first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2012-07-14/repeat-2008-wont-be-easy
Phelps earns third win at Indy

...thing I have right now is my kick."It's an unusual admission from one of the world's top athletes.Phelps broke Mark Spitz's Olympic record by winning eight golds in 2008, but he hasn't been the same this season.At his first meet, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2011-03-04/phelps-earns-third-w
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Legend's amazing run is far from over

...part of the Phillies' World Series title defense. Bruce Jenner probably couldn't manage one event of the decathlon. Mark Spitz will not be splashing in Michael Phelps' wake. George Foreman won't stop hawking grills to plant a glove in the grill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/19/mic_541400.shtml
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Phelps apologizes for drug photo

...group's sportsman of the year. He also was honored as AP male athlete of the year, and his feat in Beijing -- breaking Mark Spitz's 36-year-old record for most gold medals in an Olympics -- was chosen as the top story of 2008. "Michael is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/02/02/oth_509936.shtml
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Bottom Line

...a winning smile. For images to take away from these Olympics, Johnson's glittering grin may be second only to the Mark Spitz-like eight-medal pose cut by modern history's best Olympian, Michael Phelps. Liukin needs to be remembered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/22/edi_470294.shtml
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