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Phelps sets world mark in Oly swim trials

June 29, 2008 at 9:16 PM   |   Comments

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OMAHA, June 29 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps set a 400-meter individual medley world record Sunday in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha.

Phelps, 22, was clocked in 4:05.25, breaking his own world record of 4:06.22.

Ryan Lochte also broke the old record, placing second in 4:06.08,

The top two finishers in each event qualify for the Games.

Phelps won eight medals at the 2004 Olympics in Australia -- six gold and two bronze.

The young star is entered in eight events at the trials.

American Mark Spitz holds the record for the most gold medals at a single Olympics, having won seven in Munich 32 years ago.

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