Michael Phelps has to love his teammates right now. Earlier, he tied the record of winning 7 individual gold medals in a single year's games with Mark Spitz's record, which was set in the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Tonight, he set a new record of most individual gold medals won in the modern Olympics (8) when he and his teammates won the best medley.
Despite the rumor (OK, my rumor) that he is in fact half-fish, this is quite an accomplishment and one he couldn't achieve on his own. Well done, Phelps and Team USA.
"With the help of his teammates on Sunday, Michael Phelps surpassed Mark Spitz, 36 years after Spitz’s record haul of seven gold medals at the Munich Games. The United States won the 4x100-meter medley relay in 3:29.34, a world record, for Phelps’ eighth gold medal of the Beijing Games."