Olympic Swimmers to Watch

Michael Phelps (U.S.)

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In 2004, then 19-year-old Michael Phelps had a chance to beat Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals in a single Olympics. Though he didn't quite make Spitz's mark, Phelps did accrue eight medals overall -- six gold -- in Athens to tie the record for most at a single Olympics. This year, Phelps tries again to pass Spitz by competing in eight events in Beijing.
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