>> Five. Five. Five. That's right, US swimmer Michael Phelps, known for the ferocious front stroke and the occasional drunk driving arrest, just qualified for his fifth Olympic games. The man with 22 medals including 18 gold will join team USA in Rio this summer after winning trials Wednesday. That victory possibly paving the way for more glory for the storied American athlete.
After racking up awards from Beijing to London, Phelps talked about retirement and a possible golf career. He tested the waters of a comeback in 2014, but that was interrupted by a DUI arrest. He's second and then a stint in rehab. Phelps also trying to rehab his image as an adolescent.
No easy task, the man who in 2008 was the face of conflicts more remembered for showing up on front of a tabloid year later taking a bhang hit. This qualifying win Wednesday showing he can still swim. Even if his time on the 200 meters butterfly was almost three second short of the world record.
The record he'd previously set. Phelps turns 31 Thursday. Happy birthday, Michael.