He won his 11th gold medal in the men's 4x200 meter freestyle relay where the Americans smashed the world record. Now Phelps has his eyes set on the prospect of beating Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals in a single Olympic Games. His next race is scheduled to be the semifinal of the Men's 200 meter Individual Medley, his only race of Thursday morning finals session. Expected to make the final, Phelps may eventually meet his compatriot Ryan Lochte again, who will challenge Phelps for gold in the final.
But Phelps will be taking it one race at a time, as he has for the past 11 gold medals.
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In the end, it was the Chinese who came away with gold and it was well deserved after their performance throughout the competition. The Americans succumbed to the pressure while the Chinese shined in front of their home crowd. Time to leave it at that and move on to the all-around.
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From the Associated Press:
Overall medal standings - 143 of 440 medal events complete
Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA 10 8 11 29
CHN 17 5 5 27
KOR 6 6 1 13
AUS 4 2 6 12
RUS 2 7 3 12
ITA 4 4 3 11
FRA 1 7 3 11
GER 6 1 2 9
JPN 4 2 3 9
GBR 2 2 3 7
Join us later for a preview of what should be an exciting Day 6 of competition at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad from Beijing, China.