China topped the medals tally of 2008 Olympics held at Beijing. Though USA won more medals (110) than any other country China won the maximum number of gold medals (51). American swimmer Micheal Phelps created Olympic history when he won eight - most by any athelete in a single Olympics - gold medals. Usain Bolt of Jamaica made the Olympic more glorious by winning the gold at the marquee event - 100m race. He also went on to win gold in the 200m race while breaking the world records for both the events in the process.