2008 Beijing Summer Olympics - Usain Bolt's legs put on just as much of a show at the 2008 Olympics as his ego. His salute after the 4x100-metre relay is the image of his career.

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2008 Beijing Summer Olympics - Usain Bolt's legs put on just as much of a show at the 2008 Olympics as his ego. His salute after the 4x100-metre relay is the image of his career.

In 2008, at the Beijing Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps broke an Olympic record and became the most decorated gold medalist in history. Phelps won eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, resulting in an astonishing 19 gold medals throughout his Olympic career. Phelps is now a swimming legend with a record extremely difficult to beat.  http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/columns/story?id=3539386  (Courtney Petersen)

Phelps sets Olympic record with 19th medal

In 2008, at the Beijing Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps broke an Olympic record and became the most decorated gold medalist in history. Phelps won eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, resulting in an astonishing 19 gold medals throughout his Olympic career. Phelps is now a swimming legend with a record extremely difficult to beat. http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/columns/story?id=3539386 (Courtney Petersen)

Asian Champs Day 4 Report and Results     Bhubanesar, India Asian Championships Day 4  Fil-Heritage sprinter Trenten Beram clocked 20.96 to again break the National Record. Beram who came into this competition with a PB of 21.12. Clocked 21.05 in the heats, 21.07 in the semis and then 20.96 in the finals. The 20.96 eclipsed his record in the heats with 0.0 wind.   #Arleigh Burke-class destroyer #Barack Obama #Beijing #China #Paracel Islands #South China Sea #Triton I

Asian Champs Day 4 Report and Results Bhubanesar, India Asian Championships Day 4 Fil-Heritage sprinter Trenten Beram clocked 20.96 to again break the National Record. Beram who came into this competition with a PB of 21.12. Clocked 21.05 in the heats, 21.07 in the semis and then 20.96 in the finals. The 20.96 eclipsed his record in the heats with 0.0 wind. #Arleigh Burke-class destroyer #Barack Obama #Beijing #China #Paracel Islands #South China Sea #Triton I

Michael Phelps (Swimming) - Phelps was the youngest male Olympian since 1932 at the 2000 Sydney Games. His eight gold medals at the Beijing Games made him the most decorated gold medalist ever. During the Beijing Games, Phelps set seven world records, eight American records, and eight Olympic records. His four individual world records and seven gold medals at the 2007 World Championships made him the winningest athlete in World Championship history.

Michael Phelps (Swimming) - Phelps was the youngest male Olympian since 1932 at the 2000 Sydney Games. His eight gold medals at the Beijing Games made him the most decorated gold medalist ever. During the Beijing Games, Phelps set seven world records, eight American records, and eight Olympic records. His four individual world records and seven gold medals at the 2007 World Championships made him the winningest athlete in World Championship history.

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is arguably the fastest man in the world, winning three gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and becoming the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter races in record times. Bolt won his fourth Olympic gold medal in the men's 100-meter race at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record.

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is arguably the fastest man in the world, winning three gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and becoming the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter races in record times. Bolt won his fourth Olympic gold medal in the men's 100-meter race at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record.

Sgt. Vincent Hancock is the first-ever skeet shooter to win consecutive Olympic titles, according to the Associated Press. After an unexpected victory in Beijing in 2008, the 23-year-old went on to claim his second gold in London, and set an Olympic record for his score of 123 in the qualifying round.

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Sgt. Vincent Hancock is the first-ever skeet shooter to win consecutive Olympic titles, according to the Associated Press. After an unexpected victory in Beijing in 2008, the 23-year-old went on to claim his second gold in London, and set an Olympic record for his score of 123 in the qualifying round.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica setting the world record in the 200M final at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.  Check out more great Olympic Shots in this free chapter from Visual Stories by Vincent LaForet

Usain Bolt of Jamaica setting the world record in the 200M final at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Check out more great Olympic Shots in this free chapter from Visual Stories by Vincent LaForet

The 2008 Summer Olympics were held in Beijing, China. In this Olympic Games, 25 world swimming records were broken. The top medalists were Michael Phelps from USA with eight gold medals, Kai Zou from China with three gold medalists, and Usain Bolt from Jamaica with three gold medalists.

The 2008 Summer Olympics were held in Beijing, China. In this Olympic Games, 25 world swimming records were broken. The top medalists were Michael Phelps from USA with eight gold medals, Kai Zou from China with three gold medalists, and Usain Bolt from Jamaica with three gold medalists.

The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Helsinki, Finland in 1952.

The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Helsinki, Finland in 1952.

Olympic Measurements  Submitted by Carla from http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/olympics/science.htm.   Show your children how amazing the olympic records really are. Let them mark off how far the Long jumpers jump, divers dive, etc.

Olympic Measurements Submitted by Carla from http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/olympics/science.htm. Show your children how amazing the olympic records really are. Let them mark off how far the Long jumpers jump, divers dive, etc.

Matthais Steiner - a German Olympic weightlifter in the highest weight category.  He once made a promise to his wife that one day he would win a gold medal in the Olympics and be the strongest man in the world. He trained for years for this, and just a month before he would go on to compete, his wife tragically died in a car accident. In order to break the record, he’d need to lift 20 kilograms (which is an enormous amount at that level) more than he’d ever lifted.

Matthais Steiner - a German Olympic weightlifter in the highest weight category. He once made a promise to his wife that one day he would win a gold medal in the Olympics and be the strongest man in the world. He trained for years for this, and just a month before he would go on to compete, his wife tragically died in a car accident. In order to break the record, he’d need to lift 20 kilograms (which is an enormous amount at that level) more than he’d ever lifted.

Usain Bolt wins; why did we expect anything else? - The Washington Post

Usain Bolt wins; why did we expect anything else?

Usain Bolt wins; why did we expect anything else? - The Washington Post

American Mark Spitz dominated the pool at the 1972 Games is Munich, winning a record-setting seven Olympic Gold medals. His record would hold for 36 years, until another American swimmer made a splash in Beijing. - Celebuzz

American Mark Spitz dominated the pool at the 1972 Games is Munich, winning a record-setting seven Olympic Gold medals. His record would hold for 36 years, until another American swimmer made a splash in Beijing. - Celebuzz

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