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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
Phelps breaks fifth world record at championships

BARCELONA, Spain -- Michael Phelps surpassed Mark Spitz for most individual world records set at a meet by breaking his own mark for the 400-meter individual medley Sunday at the World...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/28/oth_382406.shtml
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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
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
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
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 was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2012-12-20/michael-phelps-aps-top-male-athle
Ryan Lochte splashes way to easy win over Michael Phelps

...totally out of character for a swimmer who won six gold medals in Athens, then a record eight in Beijing to break Mark Spitz's Olympic record.Phelps fell behind right from the start in the butterfly, his trademark stroke. From there, it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2012-07-28/ryan-lochte-splashes-way
Phelps glides to record

...Phelps began his quest for Olympic history with a world record. Phelps, the 19-year-old swimmer who hopes to break Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals in Athens, broke his own mark in the 400-meter individual medley with an electrifying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/08/oly_421519.shtml
Olympics
Phelps sets another record

...surprise there. Dara Torres is going back to the Olympics. Who would've believed it? Fresh off another endorsement from Mark Spitz, the iconic star he'll try to better in Beijing, Phelps set another world record to win the 200-meter individual...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/05/oly_464614.shtml
Olympics