whats more interesting? he was only 0.01 second faster by the silver medalist, Milorad Cavic. i was overwhelmed when he won. that moment when the National Anthem was played, i actly cried. like omg. i know, its not me whos won the gold right? i dont know larh, i jst couldnt help it. and hes tied with Marks Spitz's overall gold medal count in a single Olympics.
see this article below for more info.
Phelps wins 7th gold by 0.01 seconds40 minutes ago
With his arms fully outstretched, the American touched in 50.58 seconds, breaking Cavic’s Olympic record of 50.76 set in the semifinals.
Cavic, who was still in mid-stroke at the wall, took the silver in 50.59, a mere 0.01 seconds behind Phelps. Andrew Lauterstein of Australia earned the bronze in 51.12.
It was the first race of these games in which Phelps didn’t set a world record.
Crocker, the world record-holder, was fourth in 51.13.
Phelps won the event four years ago in Athens, and Crocker finished second.