September 1, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Phelps has won a leading five ESPY
Awards, including male athlete of the year, ending the five-year reign of Tiger Woods, who earned his record 22nd trophy.
The 14-time Olympic gold medalist has also collected trophies Wednesday night for record-breaking performance, championship
performance, and male Olympian while sharing the best moment award as part of the victorious 400-meter freestyle swimming relay at the Beijing Games.
Phelps won a record eight gold medals in Beijing, breaking Mark Spitz's 36-year-old record of seven golds in a single games.
Olympic all-around gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin has won female athlete of the year.