Event: 100-meter butterfly
When: 10:10 p.m. ET
At stake: Tying Mark Spitz with seven gold medals in a single Olympics
What you need to know: Phelps is the favorite, but this is his toughest individual event, by far
Analysis: This is it. Barring a catastrophic disqualification in tomorrow's medley relay, the 100m fly is the final remaining hurdle in Michael Phelps' quest for Olympic immortality. If Phelps touches the wall first this morning in Beijing, he's all but assured of finishing these Games with a staggering eight gold medals. But that won't be as easy as you might expect.
Before the Olmpics, the 200 and 400 IM were hyped as possible speedbumps for Phelps. That talk was preposterous as Phelps hadn't lost those races since 2002. In the last four international major meets Phelps has lost the 100m butterfly twice, both times to teammate Ian Crocker.
In Athens, Crocker had a lead on Phelps in this event for 99 meters but lost on whatRead More »from Phelps Watch: 100-meter butterfly