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Phenomenal Phelps wins 7th gold by 0.01 seconds to tie Spitz

Updated: August 16, 2008, 5:01 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- His Olympics looking lost, Michael Phelps decided to flap those gangly arms one more time.

Milorad Cavic, inches from spoiling it all, glided along just under the surface, convinced he had won gold.

But it didn't matter who was fastest. Just first.

Phelps swam into history with a magnificent finish Saturday, tying Mark Spitz with his seventh gold medal by the narrowest of margins in the 100-meter butterfly.

One-hundredth of a second, ...

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