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Michael flies into the water. SWOOSH! His arms move fast. His legs kick with power. His long body flows in the pool. He reaches the wall. He turns and pushes off.
The crowd cheers. Michael swims to the finish. SPLASH! He touches the wall. First place! On TV, the announcer says, "Michael Phelps! Another gold medal!"
It was the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Michael swam in 8 races. He won 8 gold medals! That's a world record. No one had done that before.
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