Last night I stayed up late just to watch the 4x100m freestyle relay olympic event where Michael Phelps is expecting to win his second gold medal. Garret Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones, and Jason Lezak made up the rest of the US team.

They beat the french quartet by 0.08 seconds. The US team also set a new world record of three minutes and 8.24 seconds, four seconds faster than the previous mark.

The last 50 meters of the race was the most exciting part. Lezak was behind France's Alain Bernard by about half a body length and then suddenly caught up in the last 10 meters or so to win the relay.

The crowd, that thought the french team will win the race and end Phelps' quest for eight gold medals, went wild. You could see Phelp's reaction in the photo at the left.

Last Saturday Michael Phelps won his first gold medal in the 400m individual medley event where he also set a new world record of four minutes and 3.84 seconds shattering his old mark by 1.41 seconds.

So it's two down, six more to go.

Here's a list of Phelp's remaining six events.

200m freestyle (Monday)
200m butterfly (Tuesday)
4x200m freestyle relay (Tuesday)
200m individual medley (Thurday)
100m butterfly (Friday)
4x100m medley relay (Saturday)

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