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OMAHA, NEBRASKA – JUNE 14: Michael Phelps attends Day Two of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CHI Health Center on June 14, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

The US Olympic swimming trials still get Michael Phelps’s synapses firing, even though the Games great has nothing on the line at the pressure-packed meeting.

Phelps is at the trials in Omaha as an honored spectator, but after five Olympic campaigns that yielded an astonishing 28 medals — 23 of them gold — Phelps said being on the deck in Omaha, Nebraska, gave him chills.

“Walking on the pool deck I had to take deep breaths, I felt chills going up my body.”

Phelps said he even felt a few tears rising — and somehow all those years of preparation for and competing at trials — this is the first edition of the qualifying meet since 1996 in which he hasn’t featured — kicked in.

“Body-wise, I’m…

Source: Guardian Newspaper

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