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This Day In Kentucky Sports History

8 Years Ago Today – August 15, 2008

- 23-year-old Baltimore native Michael Phelps matches Mark Spitz historic 1972 record breaking Olympic swimming performance by winning his 7th Gold Medal at the Summer Olympics in Beijing. Phelps winning time of 50.58 in the 100-meter butterfly marked the only time in these Olympics that he has won a race without setting a new world record.