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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Michael Phelps qualifies for fifth Olympics


Michael Phelps currently has 22 Olympic medals to his name. After Wednesday’s U.S. Olympic trials, he will have the opportunity to add to his impressive total.

Phelps won the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 1:54.84, finishing ahead of Tom Shields, who will also be heading to Rio de Janeiro. Afterward, Phelps held his hand up to signify he will be heading to his fifth Olympics.

The 22 medals Phelps has won are the most all-time by an Olympian, as are his 18 gold medals. Eight of those gold medals came at the Beijing Games in 2008. Overall, the 30-year-old took home eight medals in 2004, eight more in 2008, and six in 2012.

Here’s Phelps after Wednesday’s race.

Phelps joins Dara Torres as the only U.S. swimmers to qualify for the Olympics five times.

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