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Screen and Read: Missy Franklin documentary ‘Touch the Wall’ premieres on OWN

“Touch the Wall” shows the story of Missy Franklin and four-time Olympic silver medalist Kara Lynn Joyce. Joyce joined Franklin’s swim club in 2011. The two became close but were driven apart in the lead-up to the Games before reuniting in London. Franklin burst onto the scene in 2012 before the Olympics in London. She won five medals in London: a bronze in the 4x100m relay...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

London 2012: Phelps edged out by le Clos in 200m butterfly

Michael Phelps aimed to win three consecutive gold medals in the 200m butterfly, but instead was edged out by South Africa's Chad le Clos at the 2012 London Olympics.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

London 2012: Phelps wins 3rd straight gold in 100m butterfly

Michael Phelps goes for his second three-peat of the 2012 London Olympics. He won three consecutive Olympic golds in the 200m individual medley and added to that feat in the 100m butterfly.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

Michael Phelps opens 2008 Beijing Olympics with 400m IM gold

Michael Phelps sets the stage for an historic run at eight gold medals by winning his first gold of the 2008 Olympics in the 400m individual medley.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

Beijing 2008: Michael Phelps handily wins 200m freestyle

Michael Phelps blows away the field in then-world record time to win the 200m freestyle at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

2008: Phelps wins 200m fly gold with water-filled goggles

Michael Phelps won his 10th gold medal in the 200m butterfly at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but explained later that his goggles filled up with water during the race.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

Beijing 2008: U.S. men dominate 4x200m freestyle relay field

Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens and Peter Vanderkaay blow away the field to become the first-ever 4x200m freestyle relay team to crack the 7-minute barrier. Phelps secures another gold on his quest for eight at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

Beijing 2008: Michael Phelps wins 100m butterfly gold by .01

Michael Phelps gets by Serbia's Milorad Cavic by 0.01 seconds to win the 100m butterfly gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

Beijing 2008: Phelps, Lochte on 200m IM podium

Michael Phelps wins his sixth gold medal of the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 200m individual medley, while U.S. teammate Ryan Lochte gets to the wall to earn a bronze medal.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

2004: Michael Phelps wins first-ever gold medal in 400m IM

q9-year-old Michael Phelps won his first gold medal in the 400m individual medley at the 2004 Athens Olympics. He clocked what was then a world record time.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

Beijing 2008: Michael Phelps secures 8th gold medal in relay

Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hanson, Michael Phelps and Jason Lezak combine to win the 4x100m medley relay Olympic title, securing Phelps' eighth gold medal of the Games.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

Phelps gets 200m free bronze in Athens 'Race of the Century'

At the 2004 Athens Olympics, the Netherlands' Pieter van den Hoogenband, Australia's Ian Thorpe and Michael Phelps landed on the podium in the 200m freestlye. The race was touted as the "Race of the Century."
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

Athens 2004: Michael Phelps wins 200m butterfly Olympic gold

Michael Phelps races the 200m butterfly, his "pet event," at the 2004 Athens Games and comes away with the gold medal, improving on his fifth place finish from the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

2004: U.S. dethrones Aussies for 4x200m freestyle relay gold

Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Klete Keller and Peter Vanderkaay dethrone the Australian men as the 4x200m freestyle relay Olympic champions at the 2004 Athens Games.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

Athens 2004: Phelps, Lochte finish first, second in 200m IM

"We could be saying the name 'Michael Phelps' for a number of years to come," the commentators declared. Phelps wins the 200m individual medley at the 2004 Olympics, while Ryan Lochte finishes with the silver medal.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

2004: Phelps earns gold for squad's 4x100m medley relay win

Even though Michael Phelps ceded his butterfly leg in the 4x100m medley relay to teammate Ian Crocker, he earned a gold medal as the rest of the squad did because of his participation in the preliminary heat at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Aaron Peirol, Crocker, Brendan Hansen and Jason Lezak earned won the relay in then-world record time.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

2004: Phelps wins 100m butterfly gold with 'magic touch'

Michael Phelps proves he has the "magic touch" to sneak in ahead of U.S. teammate Ian Crocker and win the 100m butterfly at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

Phelps finishes 5th in 200m butterfly in 2000 Olympic debut

15-year-old Michael Phelps finishes fifth in his only event of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 200m butterfly. The U.S.' Tom Malchow took the gold medal in then-Olympic record time.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

London 2012: Phelps edged out by le Clos in 200m butterfly

Michael Phelps aimed to win three consecutive gold medals in the 200m butterfly, but instead was edged out by South Africa's Chad le Clos at the 2012 London Olympics.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

London 2012: Phelps wins 3rd straight gold in 100m butterfly

Michael Phelps goes for his second three-peat of the 2012 London Olympics. He won three consecutive Olympic golds in the 200m individual medley and added to that feat in the 100m butterfly.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps opens 2008 Beijing Olympics with 400m IM gold

Michael Phelps sets the stage for an historic run at eight gold medals by winning his first gold of the 2008 Olympics in the 400m individual medley.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Beijing 2008: Michael Phelps handily wins 200m freestyle

Michael Phelps blows away the field in then-world record time to win the 200m freestyle at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2008: Phelps wins 200m fly gold with water-filled goggles

Michael Phelps won his 10th gold medal in the 200m butterfly at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but explained later that his goggles filled up with water during the race.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Beijing 2008: U.S. men dominate 4x200m freestyle relay field

Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens and Peter Vanderkaay blow away the field to become the first-ever 4x200m freestyle relay team to crack the 7-minute barrier. Phelps secures another gold on his quest for eight at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Beijing 2008: Michael Phelps wins 100m butterfly gold by .01

Michael Phelps gets by Serbia's Milorad Cavic by 0.01 seconds to win the 100m butterfly gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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