Phelps Wins 400 IM

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

(AP) -- Michael Phelps set a world record Sunday to win his first gold medal of the Beijing Olympics. He beat rival Ryan Lochte in the 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4 minutes, 3.84 seconds.

Phelps is trying to break Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals. He crushed his old mark of 4:05.25 in the 400 IM, set in June at the U.S. Olympic trials.

Laszlo Cseh of Hungary rallied to take the silver medal in 4:06.16. Lochte won bronze.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 26776369 -
Gray Television, Inc.