Belfast Telegraph

Phelps picks up third gold medal in Beijing

US swimming sensation Michael Phelps has picked up a third gold medal at the Olympics after winning the 200-metre freestyle event in Beijing this morning.

The 23-year-old recorded a time of 1: 42.96, smashing his own world record by 0.9 seconds.

Phelps is aiming to win a record eight gold medals at this year's Olympics after picking up six in Athens four years ago.

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