America takes the gold at the Olympics thanks to Michael Phelps

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Michael Phelps broke all records by winning an unprecedented eight gold medals at the Olympics. While the United States has gold medals Olympians in every occurrence of the games, we are more likely to have record breakers during a Physical High in our Cycles (Physical High 1999-2013). The last time an Olympic record was set for the most gold metals won by and athlete was by an American again when Mark Spitz won seven gold medals at the Munich Olympic games in 1972. The United States also won 83 gold medals in 1983, the greatest number ever won by a single country. Both of these events occurred during the previous Physical High in US Cycles (Physical High 1971-1985).