Michael Phelps Drops Out of Swimming Match at 2012 London Olympics
It looks like champion swimmer Michael Phelps won't be repeating his feat of winning eight gold medals as he did in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Although the incredible athelete qualified for eight events at the upcoming London Olympics, Michael has dropped out of the 200-meter freestyle.
Bob Tweeted: "@MichaelPhelps will be removing the individual 200 freestyle from his Olympic program. This will give him a full slate of 7 events. This change will allow him to focus more energy on relays for Team USA."
U.S. head coach Gregg Troy confirmed this decision. Michael will face fierce competition at the upcoming games from friend and fellow swimmer Ryan Lochte.
This comes just one day after fan-favorite and defending Olympic women's all-around champion Nastia Lukin failed to make the U.S. gymnastics team for the London Olympics.
Are you bummed that Michael won't have a shot at eight gold medals again? The 2012 London Olympics kicks off on July 27 on NBC.