Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley Congratulating Michael Phelps
ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 18, 2008) - Governor Martin O'Malley issued the following statement today congratulating Olympian Michael Phelps:
“I want to congratulate Michael Phelps on winning eight gold medals, and breaking seven world records at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. His historic achievement offered a moment of pride not only for his state, but for an entire nation.
As Maryland watched Michael make history in Beijing, we did so with the pride and anticipation that comes with the spirit of the Olympic Games. Michael brought that spirit back to life and has made this year’s games an unforgettable experience for all Marylanders. We all look forward to welcoming Michael home in the coming weeks.”