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08-04-2012, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by overlords View Post
Far, far too many.
5 American swimmers have accumulated 23 medals as of today accounting for almost 50% of the 53 American medals.

This is why what the soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina did decades ago with her 18 medals is far greater accomplishment. How badly can you hurt yourself in a swimming pool compared to most other disciplines? Its injury factor is almost 0.

Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time because of the sport he chose but he's far from the greatest.

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