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UPDATE:Phelps has dropped out of the 200-meter freestyle in order to focus more on relays, according to U.S. swim coach Bob Bowman.
Michael Phelps will once again make a run at a record-setting eight Olympic gold medals in London later this month.
He swam in eight events at the Beijing games in 2008, winning all eight golds.
Phelps beat Mark Spitz’s all-time record of seven medals four years ago.
Many thought Phelps had a much smaller shot at doing it this time around especially with teammate Ryan Lochte competing against him in the trials. (Lochte qualified for five events.)
But Phelps pulled through, going 3-1 head-to-head against Lochte during trials and will take part in the 100- and 200-meter fly, 200- and 400-meter IM, 200-meter freestyle and all three relays in London.
If Phelps were to win three medals of any kind he would finish with more medals than any Olympic athlete in history.
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