Beijing Games: Day 2
Michael Phelps dominated his first final of the Beijing Olympics, crushing his own world record with a time of 4 minutes, 3.84 seconds in the 400-meter individual medley.
The 400 IM was supposed to be one of the toughest for Phelps, especially after fellow American Ryan Lochte matched him stroke for stroke at the U.S. Olympic trials just over a month ago.
One down, seven to go in Phelps' quest to break Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals.
Michael Phelps was all smiles when the closing notes of "The Star-Spangled Banner" were cut short during the medals presentation for his 400 IM win Sunday.
President Bush and family were on hand to watch Phelps' victory.
Stephanie Rice broke the world record in the 400 IM to win Australia's first gold medal in Beijing.
Katie Hoff couldn't match her winning performance in the 400 IM at the U.S. trials as she finished third in Beijing.
Dara Torres picked up the 10th medal of her Olympic career by anchoring the U.S. to a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay.
Chinese gymnast Deng Linlin works the parallel bars in the women's qualifying on Day 2.
Kobe Bryant and his teammates were too much for Yao Ming and the Chinese to handle.
French handball player Bertrand Gille attempts to score on Brazil in the preliminaries.
Kerri Walsh during a prelim match against Japan on Day 2.
USA's Melanie Roach lifting in the 53kg event.
Divers at the women's synchronized 3m springboard event.
Argentina's Manu Ginobili battles Lithuania's Robertas Javtokas in the men's preliminary round.
Christine Magnuson of the U.S. advanced in the 100m butterfly.
Argentina, shooting for its first Olympic women's hockey gold, was held to a two-all draw by the United States in the rain on Sunday.
Venezuela's Lius Diaz (7) attempts to score against the United States in the prelims.