Phelps still has room to grow

Updated: August 21, 2004, 11:11 PM ET
By Eric Adelson | ESPN The Magazine

ATHENS, Greece -- And he's only just begun.

No Olympic athlete ever has won more medals in a single Games than Michael Phelps. Phelps won more swimming medals than 17 countries. And he will only get better.

At the dining hall where the Olympians chow, athletes from other sports have crowded around televisions to watch Phelps swim. Chinese swimmers came up to Phelps throughout Saturday night's races and asked for his autograph. And for a picture. These aren't fans -- they're ...

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