Take a look at Michael Phelps in and out of the pool and see how the Baltimore native became an Olympic champion.
Heading into Beijing, all eyes were on Phelps as he tried to do something no swimmer had done before – win eight Olympic gold medals. The previous mark was set by American Mark Spitz, who won seven golds at the 1972 Olympics.
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