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Six down, 2 to go: Phelps smashes own WR in 200 IM

Updated: August 15, 2008, 2:11 PM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- Michael Phelps collected the sixth gold medal and stuffed it in his warmup jacket. No time to even savor that one as he rushed off to swim again.

It was just No. 6, after all, equaling his haul from Athens in 2004.

The most important ones are still to come.

Phelps made it 6-for-6 at the Beijing Games with another world-record triumph Friday, his bid to take down Mark Spitz and the grandest of Olympic records looking less suspenseful by the day.

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