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Phelps greatest Olympian ever?

His 19 medals are the most ever, but don't overlook what Lewis and Owens did

Updated: August 2, 2012, 11:55 AM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPN.com

LONDON -- You knew exactly where this discussion was headed because this is what we engage in obsessively now. We knew it was coming when Michael Phelps said he was going to compete in the 2012 London Summer Games and wind up winning more medals than any other athlete in Olympic history. And now that Phelps has his 19 medals, now that he has surpassed Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, there's nothing holding back the declarations: Michael Phelps, The Greatest Olympian.

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