As the hype behind the Olympic games and American trials continues to build, many athletes find themselves finalizing their Olympic schedules and events.
For Michael Phelps, one of the most decorated Olympians of all time, this can be quite the process.
Following his stellar performance of 8 Gold medals in the 2008 Beijing games, rumors said that Phelps wanted a less vigorous schedule for the London games.
At age 27, Phelps has entered himself into seven events for next weeks Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska. They are to begin on Monday, according to Yahoo! Sports.
If Phelps goes through with all 7 individual events at next week’s trials, he would be a top contender for the American relay teams, which would account for 3 more possible medals.
Phelps’ seven individual events include the 200- and 400-meter individual medley, the 100- and 200-meter butterfly, the 100- and 200-meter freestyle, as well as the 200-meter backstroke, according to CNN.
Coach Bob Bowman told USA today that Phelps is “definitely ready,” but whether he remains in all 7 individual events will be decided at the meet.
There is certainly no doubt that 10 medals could be in his future.