Five Years Later: A Half-Stroke For History

Michael Phelps [Photo: USA Swimming]

With just a few strokes remaining in the 100-meter butterfly duel between Michael Phelps and Milorad Cavic at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Phelps’ pursuit of eight gold medals looked over. Cavic had a visible lead, until Phelps dipped into his bag of magic tricks and pulled out an improbable victory.

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With just a few strokes remaining in the 100-meter butterfly duel between Michael Phelps and Milorad Cavic at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Phelps’ pursuit of eight gold medals looked over. Cavic had a visible lead, until Phelps dipped into his bag of magic tricks and pulled out an improbable victory.

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Sapere Aude

Beijin 2008, that was the race that was!

Liliana

Phelps couldn’t escape karma, though. In 2012 in London, he lost 200 fly almost the same way he had won 100 fly before.

Lane Four

I wonder if that one race still haunts him in his mind…..losing when he had the race won. It was shocking to see him lose the 200. It still kinda gets to me.

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