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Maryland swimmers Michael Phelps and Becca Meyers win ESPY awards

Maryland swimmers Michael Phelps and Becca Meyers win ESPY awards

Swimmer Michael Phelps of Baltimore won two ESPYs on Wednesday night in Los Angeles — Male U.S. Olympic Athlete and Record-Breaking Performance — for extending his Olympic medal records at the Rio de Janeiro Games last summer.

Phelps, 32, who has retired from competitive swimming, earned five golds and one silver at Rio, raising his career totals to 23 gold and 28 overall.

Phelps also won for Record-Breaking Performance in 2009 and 2013.

Becca Meyers, a 2013 Notre Dame prep graduate who lives in Timonium and is on leave from Franklin & Marshall to pursue her swimming career, won for Female Athlete with a Disability. She received the...

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