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Beijing Olympic Swimmers

Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.

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I have chosen this picture because I am a competitive swimmer, and pools are basically my second home. I have swam since I was 8 years old, and can't possibly imagine life without swimming.

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Celebration time: Beijing Olympics 2008

Michael Phelps's Olympic medals - in pictures

Michael Phelps wins in the men's swimming 200m individual medley final in AthensPhotograph: Al Bello/Getty Images Sport

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Rebecca Adlington says she would consider surgery to make her 'pretty'

Rebecca Adlington 24 won two gold medals at the Beijing Olympic games in 2008 ........ Rebecca Adlington reacts after setting a world record in the women's 800m freestyle final at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing

This underwater photograph shows U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps competing during the men's 200m butterfly swimming semifinal at the National Aquatics Center in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 12, 2008.

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Rebecca Adlington says she would consider surgery to make her 'pretty'

Olympic swimming training 'too hard on young athletes'

Young swimmers hoping to emulate the double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington's Beijing exploits at the London 2012 Games are being subjected to an unacceptably heavy training regime and excessive "surveillance", a study has concluded.

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Dana Vollmer: Olympic Stud of the Day:

Dana Vollmer-all the women's olympic swimmers have the most ridiculous arm and back muscles I have ever seen

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