Record-Breaking Phelps Leads Americans - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Record-Breaking Phelps Leads Americans

Updated:
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Michael Phelps' record seventh gold medal paced the Americans' medal haul at the World Championships. The 21-year-old broke his own world record in the 400-meter individual medley to become the most successful swimmer ever at a world championship. His seven gold medals equal the record Mark
Spitz set at the 1972 Olympics for the most at a major international competition.

American Katie Hoff also set a world record in the women's 400-meter individual medley on the final day of the competition.

The U-S finished with a meet-leading 36 medals, including 20 gold, which matches its record haul in the 1978 worlds. Australia was second in the medal count with 21.
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.