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Olympic Roundup: Phelps tops record book

Olympic Roundup: Phelps tops record book

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- Although the final steps were not as smooth as he might have liked, Michael Phelps ascended to the top of the Olympic mountain Tuesday.
Phelps loses, then sets career record

Phelps loses, then sets career record

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps, after suffering as bitter a loss as he has had in his career, enjoyed a victory Tuesday that made him the most decorated Olympian of all time.
Olympic Medal: M Swim 800 Free Relay

Olympic Medal: M Swim 800 Free Relay

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps anchored the United States to a gold medal Tuesday in the 800-meter freestyle relay and won his record 19th career Olympic medal.
Phelps reaches 11 golds with two wins

Phelps reaches 11 golds with two wins

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps moved to the first page of the Olympic history book Wednesday and passed the halfway point in his bid to set a record that might never be broken.
Olympic Medal: M Swim 800 Free Relay

Olympic Medal: M Swim 800 Free Relay

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The United States, with Michael Phelps swimming the lead-off leg, won the Olympic gold medal Wednesday in the 800-meter freestyle relay.
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Ricky Berens
Ricky Berens of the USA Swim Team practices ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics at the National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) in Beijing, China, on August 7, 2008. Opening Ceremonies will be held August 8. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Richard ("Ricky") Berens (born April 21, 1988 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American Olympic swimmer.

At the 2007 Pan American Games, Berens won a gold medal in the 4x100 m medley, and silver medals in both the 4x100 m freestyle and 4x200 m freestyle relays.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Berens won the gold medal in the men's 4x200 m freestyle relay with Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, and Peter Vanderkaay, setting a new world record of 6:58.56. Berens swam the third leg in a time of 1:46.29. Berens was the only member of the finals team to swim in the preliminary heats, posting a time of 1:45.47, just faster than Klete Keller's 1:45.51, to be selected to swim in the final.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ricky Berens."
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