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Michael Phelps makes history, Allison Schmitt rolls

Michael Phelps makes history, Allison Schmitt rolls

LONDON — Michael Phelps lingered on the blocks, not wanting to make another shocking blunder. The 19th medal was his. All he had to do was avoid a DQ, then set off on what amounted to four victory laps.

Down and back, then down and back again, the roars getting louder with each stroke.

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