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The signs that it was time for Phelps to move on

The signs that it was time for Phelps to move on

This story is part of a special section commemorating Michael Phelps that will be available in Sunday's edition of The Sun.

In the hours immediately after Michael Phelps won his 23rd, and perhaps final, Olympic gold medal, several interviewers asked him to pick a favorite.

This was like asking a parent to choose a favorite child. Phelps loves every one of the Olympic finals he won (and why wouldn't he?), but he loves them in different ways.

Still, he made it clear the 200 butterfly final meant the most to him during the 2016 Olympics. The 200 fly was the bedrock on which he built his Olympic career, and he'd never gotten over losing his signature race to...

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