Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Phelps Again Will Try for Eight Gold Medals; Swimming; Meanwhile, 17- Year-Old Girl Qualifies to Compete in 7 Olympic Events; U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Phelps Again Will Try for Eight Gold Medals; Swimming; Meanwhile, 17- Year-Old Girl Qualifies to Compete in 7 Olympic Events; U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS

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OMAHA, NEB. - Michael Phelps' Olympic program is set. He'll be going for another eight gold medals.

He's not the only one who'll be busy in London. Get ready to see a lot of Missy Franklin.

And how about Anthony Ervin? After eight years away from swimming, he'll be at the Olympics, too.

Phelps wrapped up another stellar week at the U.S. trials Sunday night, rallying to win the 100-meter butterfly and secure his spot in five individual races at the Olympics. Throw in the three relays, and that adds up to eight.

Again. "I guess that's OK," Phelps said nonchalantly.

Franklin will have four individual races in London after capping her week with a dominating win in the 200 backstroke. She's expected to swim all three relays, as well, setting her up to become the first U.S. woman to swim seven events in a single Olympics. Make that the first female; she's still a girl, a 17-year-old who'll be a high school senior in the fall. But first, she's got some important business this summer: the Olympics. …

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