16 Aug 2008

Phelps equals Spitz's 1972 Olympic feat

3:21 pm on 16 August 2008

Michael Phelps has matched fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz's 1972 record of seven golds in one Games with another win in the pool at the Beijing Olympics.

Phelps has powered to victory in the 100 metres butterfly with just one hundreth of a second to spare.

The 23-year-old phenomenon now has 13 career golds, four more than anyone else.

Tomorrow Phelps can go one better than Spitz in Munich with a chance for an eighth Beijing gold in the 100m medley relay.

The New Zealand team will also compete in the relay.