London Olympics: Michael Phelps golden in last individual event
Michael Phelps already became the most decorated Olympian in history during the 2012 London Games. Now he's starting to put some distance between himself and everybody else with another gold medal in the 100-meter butterfly. The triumph gives Phelps 21 medals overall with 17 of them being gold. It's a résumé no other athlete that has ever competed at the Olympics can match, leaving future generations to try and chase him down.
Other highlights from Friday's action include:
Swimming: Teenage swimming superstar Missy Franklin continued her remarkable journey at the 2012 London Olympics on Friday, winning gold in the women's 200-meter backstroke final. Franklin dominated the field, setting a new world record with a time of 2 minutes and 4.06 seconds. Russian Anastasia Zueva took silver while Franklin's teammate Elizabeth Beisel finished in bronze position.
Tennis: For most of his career, Andy Murray has struggled to prove that he deserves to be put in the same category as Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. But in a strong performance over Djokovic at the Olympics on Friday, he got one step closer to solidifying himself as one of the greats. On Sunday, when he faces Federer in a rematch of this year's Wimbledon finals, he can certify it with a win.
Soccer: The United States women's national team continued its journey toward another gold medal with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand in the quarterfinals. Team USA has won three out of the four gold medals since the event was added to the Olympics in 1996. The Americans have been a heavy favorite to win another gold in London, and nothing during their first four matches has changed that.
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