Phelps to Resume Quest for Gold

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The man with the most gold medals in Olympics history Michael Phelps will resume his quest for gold Thursday night with the 200 Individual Medley.

The now iconic Olympian swimmer will try to break the record for the most gold medals at a single games. Former Olympian Mark Spitz holds the current record of seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Phelps already has five golds -- the U.S. has claimed 10 golds in Beijing so far -- and he still has three races left.

Swimmer Katie Hoff finished fourth in two finals Thursday, after capturing a silver and a bronze over the weekend. She helped the Americans earn a bronze medal in the 4-by-200-meter freestyle relay.

Als, Jason Lezak added to the U.S. medal count by picking up bronze in the 100 freestyle.

China's Lead

China has taken the lead in the overall medal count with 35. However, China's gold medal victory in women's team gymnastics is now under scrutiny.

Nine months before the Olympics, the Chinese government's news agency reported the age of one of the team's gymnasts as 13, which would have made her ineligible to be on the team that edged out the U.S. for the gold medal three days ago.

The gymnast in question also is a favorite to win gold in the uneven bars next week.

Source: The Associated Press

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