Phelps seeks to add to his record haul of 18 Olympic titles and 22 medals in total.
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Greatness can be hard to define but two words suffice for Olympic swimming – Michael Phelps.The 31-year-old has three individual events (100 meters butterfly, 200 butterfly and 200 individual medley) plus relays with a younger-looking U.S. team that has rung some changes since London.Winner of the 100 butterfly and 200IM at the past three Olympics, Phelps can become the first swimmer to win the same individual event at four Games in a row.He is not the oldest U.S. swimmer in Rio, however, with former bad boy and 2000 gold medalist Anthony Ervin back at 35 . Africa will look to South Africans Cameron van der Burgh, the reigning champion and Peaty's big rival in 100 breaststroke, and Chad Le Clos, who beat Phelps to 200 butterfly gold in 2012 .
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