Fourteen golds and counting for Michael Phelps

FOURTEEN-TIME Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps will be given eight more opportunities to add to his amazing tally at this month’s Olympic Games in London.

The 27-year-old, who won six golds and two bronze medals in Athens, followed by eight golds in Beijing, secured another win at the United States Olympic trials, securing the 100m butterfly in a world-leading time of 51.14 seconds.

Tyler McGill was second in 51.32 and Ryan Lochte third in 51.65.

Phelps is now likely to get the chance to repeat his Beijing programme in London, 100m and 200m butterfly, 200m and 400m medley and 200m freestyle, as well as three relays.

Missy Franklin, 17, is set for a similarly gruelling schedule after she won the 200m backstroke in two minutes 6.12 seconds.


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Franklin has qualified in four individual events and could race in seven overall including relays.

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