Was Saturday Great Britain's finest-ever day of sport? I'll leave that to the historians.
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Raelene Boyle. Frank Beaurepaire. Sam Riley. John Sumegi. Kevan Gosper. Ric Charlesworth. Lauren Jackson. And many more great Australian sportspeople whose greatest honour at the Olympic Games was the silver medal. Add James Magnussen to that list. For now at least.
To coincide with Michael Phelps becoming the most-medalled Olympic athlete in history and with me using medal as a verb for the first and last time, here is an index to all my blog references to The Great Man over the past two Olympiads:
Happy birthday horses everywhere. And a special happy birthday to yesterday's gold medallists: Barny, King Artus, Opgun Luovo, Butts Abraxxus, and dual winner Sam.
Eleven gold medals in his Olympic career. Five in these Games to date. Someone stop him. Please.
More Golden Steph for Australia.
And a special mention to Alain Bernard, who regained his world record in the 100 freestyle for five minutes today. He won the first semi-final in 47.20 seconds. Eamon Sullivan won the second in 47.05.