Following up the post about the Most Gold Medals in Olympics 2008, today’s article was meant to talk about the World Records in Beijing Olympics. However, what surprises me is that there is not a single one website or blog showing record standings! There is no interest either in betting exchanges of bookmakers who do not offer any betting market about world records other than how many world records Michael Phelps holds. We want to know whether USA will break the most world records in Olympics or they will be beat by some other country. Indeed, there have not been many world records that have been broken up to now, but people keep searching for new world records and I’m one of them!
The official website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games provides information regarding Olympic and World records, but it is sorted by the date broken and there are no world record standings for the countries, just like the Overall Medal Standings. If you happen to know of any internet resource which shows how many world records each country holds for Olympics 2008, you are more than welcome to leave a comment below. For the time being here is a world record video:
Video footage from Beijing Olympics 2008 is not allowed in Youtube or any other Video Hosting Site. The video above shows an older world record.
Michael Phelps of the United States broke his own world record in the final of the men’s 400-meter individual medley at the world championships on Sunday. Phelps, 21, won the gold in four minutes, 6.22 seconds to wipe 2.04 seconds off the previous mark of 4:08.26 which he set at the 2004 Athens Olympics.