In the following passage, fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in brackets. DO not copy the passage, but write in the correct serial order, the word or phrase appropriate to the blank space.
When he was 15, swimmer Michael Phelps used to dream about ....1.... (win) an Olympic gold medal for the US. But, never had he ...2.... (imagine) that one day he ...3.... (win) 13 individual gold medals and break a 2,168-year-old record of 12 solo titles set by Leonidas of Rhodes.
Leonidas ....4.... (compete) in four successive Olympiads (164 BC, 160 BC, 156 BC and 152 BC). ...5.... (run) barefoot in extremely hot and humid conditions he ....6.... (become) only athlete to have won 12 solo titles in any discipline. But then they say, records are meant ....7.... (break) sooner or later.
So on Friday morning, after winning a gold in the 200 metre individual medley, 31-year-old pool shark Phelps ....8... (break) Leonidas' record. Phelps clocked one minute and 54.66 seconds.