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INSIGHT: Capturing Olympic history

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In 2008 during the Olympic Games in Beijing, Michael Phelps, the U.S. swimmer, was about to beat the record, all-time record, of Mark Spitz who, in 1972 in Munich, has won seven gold medals in the swimming events. Michael Phelps was expected to beat his record and make eight gold medals.
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So I took my housing here, my under water housing, and loaded it with an eight millimeter round short Lens. And I pointed the camera up so when Michael Phelps swam over it, I got exactly the picture I had planned for well in advance of the Olympics.>> I'm not gonna try to do the same thing as my German country fellow, Robert Harding, did in London at the Olympics when he won the gold medal.
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He ripped his shirt apart. All photographers were hunting for the picture, and was very lucky to get a shot of him. And it would be really, really great if I could capture him doing it again and then I might consider. No, no I would not because it would be too embarrassing to him and to everybody who is just looking at this video.