Phelps ties Spitz with 7th gold medal win in dramatic fashion

When Jason Lezak pulled out the unbelievable finish in the four by 100 relay last weekend to give Michael Phelps his 2nd gold medal, no one thought any swim the rest of the way could be as dramatic.

Then came Friday night. as Phelps was looking to tie Mark Spitz for a record seven gold medals in one Olympic games.

Phelps made an amazing comeback in the last ten meters of the 100 butterfly to defeat Serbia’s Milorad Cavic by less than 1/100th of a second.

Cavic, who was actually born and raised in California, was in control at the turn and was in control in the final 25 meters as Phelps tried to make the ultimate comeback to win his 7th gold medal.

But Phelps did the unthinkable, out stretching Cavic by what appeared like less than a centimeter.

Phelps now looks to set the Olympic record with eight gold medals on Saturday night. He will compete in the 100 medley relay at 10:58pm Saturday. You can watch it right here on Channel 16.


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