Phelps in fine form for US

BEIJING - Swimming superstar Michael Phelps set the Olympics alight yesterday when he launched his quest for Games immortality by smashing a world record in winning the first of a potential eight gold medals.

BEIJING - Swimming superstar Michael Phelps set the Olympics alight yesterday when he launched his quest for Games immortality by smashing a world record in winning the first of a potential eight gold medals.

Phelps, wearing the new form-fitting Speedo LZR Racer swimsuit, launched an American charge which saw them win five medals in the pool for a total of eight including two gold.

A second shooting win put hosts China back on top of the table with three golds and a silver. - Sapa-AFP

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