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Phelps Wins Two Golds; Medal Count at Five

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Phelps Wins Two Golds; Medal Count at Five

Phelps Wins Two Golds; Medal Count at Five

Phelps Wins Two Golds; Medal Count at Five

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Michael Phelps, right, with Klete Keller after the four-man relay team accepted its gold medals. Reuters hide caption

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Michael Phelps, right, with Klete Keller after the four-man relay team accepted its gold medals. Reuters hide caption

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Michael Phelps wins two Olympic gold medals, in the 200-meter butterfly and as a member of the U.S. 200-meter freestyle relay team. He now has five total medals, three gold and two bronze.

Phelps has three races left in the Games, and could possibly finish with eight medals. The number would be a record for a swimmer in a single Olympiad. NPR's Tom Goldman reports.

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