Michael Phelps Gets Last Chance at Olympics
Michael Phelps has become the first American male swimmer to qualify for five Olympics. He won the 200-meter butterfly race at the U.S. Olympic trials on Wednesday.
Phelps has won 18 gold medals, more than anybody in Olympic history. He won eight gold medals in a single Olympics in 2008 in Beijing, China.
But his golden image was tarnished after the 2012 London Olympics. He was arrested two times for drunk driving.
He stepped away from swimming. He entered a rehabilitation program. He then returned to the pool to train for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
The Games' opening ceremony is August 5.
Phelps first appeared in the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, in 2000. He was 15 years old. Now 31, Phelps still holds three world records. He says he is happy to represent his country at the Olympic Games one more time.
"Being able to make my fifth Olympics is something that means a lot to me," Phelps said. "...I think 20 years from now, I'll be able to look and be happy with that decision to come back."
Another goal for Phelps is setting one more personal best time during the next month.
"It's been a long time since I've got a best time," he said. "I'd like to have maybe one before I retire. I hope we can get at least one in the next four weeks."
When the Rio Olympic Games begin in August, Phelps will be joined on the U.S. swim team by Allison Schmitt. Schmitt is another athlete who won gold medals in London in 2012. But she has struggled in her personal life since winning gold.
For Schmitt, it was depression that included suicidal thoughts. It was not until her cousin committed suicide that she looked for help. She qualified for Rio on Wednesday after placing fourth in the 200-meter freestyle race. She won that event at the London Games in 2012.
"I'm going to Rio," Schmitt said. "It's been a tough four years, but I'm so happy right now."
The star swimmer of the 2016 summer games may be 19-year-old Katie Ledecky. In 2012, she was a young swimmer from the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Ledecky won a surprise gold medal in the 800 meter freestyle in London. In less than four years, she broke three world records.
At last year's world championships, Ledecky won five gold medals. She says she will not try to break German swimmer Kristin Otto's record of six gold medals at a single Olympics.
"I don't think about who I'm chasing or any of the historical implications," Ledecky said.
The U.S. team will also feature Missy Franklin. She is a four-time gold medalist at the 2012 Olympics. She will race in the 200-meter freestyle event in Rio.
I'm Dan Friedell.
1.right now 立刻；现在
And we will send you a replacement right now.
2.gold medal 金牌
He was awarded the gold medal for being the fastest runner.
3.drunk driving 酒驾
The man was Booked on the charge of drunk driving.
4.opening ceremony 开幕式
They ask him to attend the opening ceremony.
1.He stepped away from swimming. He entered a rehabilitation program.
stepped away 远离；离开
Tears spilled from Peter Langmore's eyes as he stepped away from the grave.
Before she could embrace him he stepped away.
2.But she has struggled in her personal life since winning gold.
personal life 私人生活
She knew nothing about his personal life, or what he was really like.
She had no personal life and no private psychology.
迈克尔·菲尔普斯（Michael Phelps）已经成为首位五次晋级奥运会的美国男游泳选手 。周三，他在美国奥运选拔赛上赢得了200米蝶泳比赛 。
菲尔普斯已经赢得了18枚金牌，创下了奥运历史记录 。2008年的北京奥运会，他一举拿下了8枚金牌 。
但2012年伦敦奥运会后，他的战神形象一落千丈 。他两次因为酒驾被警方逮捕 。
他逐渐淡出了游泳界 。他参加了一个康复计划，然后重新回到泳池备战里约奥运会 。
菲尔普斯首次现身于2000年的悉尼奥运会，当时他只有15岁 。现年31岁的菲尔普斯仍保持着三项世界记录 。他表示，很高兴再一次代表美国出战奥运会 。
菲尔普斯说，“能够第五次参加奥运会对我来说意义非凡 。我想20年后，我会很高兴看到自己做出重回泳坛的这一决定 。”
他说，“距离上次赛出个人最佳成绩已经很久了 。我想在退役前再赛出一次个人最佳成绩 。我希望在下个月至少能游出一次满意的结果 。”
里约奥运会8月开幕时，菲尔普斯将同埃里森·施密特（Allison Schmitt）一起进入美国游泳队 。施密特是另一位健将，在2012年伦敦奥运会上她赢得了金牌 。但自从赢得金牌后，她的私人生活一直不顺利 。
施密特得了抑郁症，甚至产生过自杀念头 。直到她的堂兄自杀，她才开始愿意寻求帮助 。周三，她在200米自由泳比赛中夺得第四名，成功赢得里约奥运会的门票 。2012年她在这项比赛中赢得了金牌 。
2016年夏季奥运会的游泳明星很可能是19岁的姬蒂·雷德基（Katie Ledecky） 。2012年，她只是一名来自华盛顿郊区的年轻泳将 。雷德基在伦敦奥运会上意外赢得800米自由泳金牌 。不到4年时间里，她打破了三项世界记录 。
去年的世锦赛上，雷德基夺得5枚金牌 。她说，她不会尝试去打破德国泳将克里斯汀·奥托（Kristin Otto）在单届奥运中夺得6枚金牌的记录 。
米西·富兰克林（Missy Franklin）也是美国战队重要的一员 。她是2012年伦敦奥运会的四枚金牌得主 。她将参加里约奥运会的200米自由泳比赛 。