Michael Phelps: His Biggest Rival in Each Individual 2012 Olympic Event

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Michael Phelps: His Biggest Rival in Each Individual 2012 Olympic Event
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After announcing he would drop the 100-meter freestyle and 200-meter backstroke, Michael Phelps is on target to swim eight events at the London 2012 Olympics—the same eight events, in fact, that he contested four years ago in Beijing.

And while Phelps' program hasn't changed, his competition certainly has.

Let's take a brief look at the men who stand to challenge Phelps in each of his five individual events as he pursues a third-straight eight-medal haul.

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