Wake up call for Michael Phelps

Qualifying swimming heats kicked off Day 1 of the Summer Olympics and Michael Phelps, the swimming star of Beijing, had a bit of a wake up call -- he barely qualified for the finals of the 400 IM. Traditionally, athletes don't go 100% in a qualifying heat. They want to leave some gas in the tank for the finals. But Phelps ended up finishing 8th (the last spot) and only by .07 of a second. Yikes.<br><Br>-- <i><a href="http://twitter.com/andrealeigh203">Andrea Reiher</a>, <a href="http://www.zap2it.com">Zap2it</a></i>
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( Getty Images / July 28, 2012 )

Qualifying swimming heats kicked off Day 1 of the Summer Olympics and Michael Phelps, the swimming star of Beijing, had a bit of a wake up call -- he barely qualified for the finals of the 400 IM. Traditionally, athletes don't go 100% in a qualifying heat. They want to leave some gas in the tank for the finals. But Phelps ended up finishing 8th (the last spot) and only by .07 of a second. Yikes.

-- Andrea Reiher, Zap2it

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