Michael Phelps Shatters Olympic Record and related media

Michael Phelps Shatters Olympic Record

An August 17, 2008, CBS news report highlights the new Olympic record set by Michael Phelps, who won eight gold medals in eight swimming events, breaking Mark Spitz's standing 36-year record of seven gold medals.

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