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Michael Phelps Wins 8th Gold. But Let’s Not Forget Jason Lezak And The Other Aquanauts!

Without a doubt, Michael Phelps is one of the greater athletes in Olympic history.

At the same time, we would be sorely remiss if we didn’t also celebrate the exciting and outstanding performances of Jason Lezak, who kept Michael’s chances of breaking Mark Spitz’s record alive:

The Aquanauts for the 4x100m: (Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen, Michael Phelps, and Jason Lezak)

Michael Phelps + Milorad Cavic + 100m Butterfly = Pure Olympic Drama!

Update: For those who doubt that Michael Phelps won this race, please read this:

Serbian swimming officials had plenty to say, protesting the result. Officials from FINA, the sport’s international governing body, broke down the video to the 10-thousandth of a second, then upheld Phelps’s victory. “It’s very clear that the Serbian swimmer touched second after Michael Phelps,” the FINA referee Ben Ekumbo said.

FINA’s executive director, Cornel Marculescu, said the Serbian team was then given the chance to watch the footage themselves and did not choose to take their protest to the second and final level by seeking recourse from a jury of appeal.

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And this is why they stopped protesting:

Click on the pic to see how the fingers on Michael’s right hand beat out Cavic.

It was a nail biter where the difference between the winner and the runner-up of the 100m Butterfly was .01 of a second. The race was so close that a protest was entered for Milorad Cavic in order to contest the results:

2008 Olympics Thriller: Lezak Pulls Off A Stunning Upset In The Men’s Swimming Relay Event And Other Great Highlights

(Originally posted 8/11)

PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes it takes the clip a few seconds to buffer:

Jason Lezak was simply unbelievable:

Kanye At The Unified Games:

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