Published On: Thu, Jun 30th, 2016

Michael Phelps Qualifies for His Fifth Olympics, Setting a U.S. Record

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The 22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps, has set yet another record: he’s the first American male swimmer to make five Olympic teams.

The most decorated Olympian of all time,  finished first in the 200-m butterfly with a time of 1:54.84, three seconds shy of his 2009 world record, at the U.S. Olympic trials held in Omaha, according to USA Today.

The win automatically secures his place on the U.S. squad and ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

According to USA Today Phelps said “Being able to come back, that’s probably harder than any swim I’ve had in my life.”

Phelps, who hold 18 gold medals is expected to compete in multiple events in Rio and will get the chance to add to the astonishing number of medals he has won over the last four games.

[USA Today]

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