Yearbook, Aug. 13: Phelps gets gold record

August, 13, 2012
Michael Phelps Nick Laham/Getty Images
Aug. 13, 2008: London 2012 might be over -- and with it, Michael Phelps' Olympic career -- but on this day four years ago Michael Phelps was just getting started, medal record-wise. In beating the world mark in the 200-meter butterfly, the American claimed his 10th gold medal -- the most of any athlete, ever. But he didn't stay too long on the medal stand; he had more work to do -- that day, that week and then a few years later.
Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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