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Michael Phelps' career timeline

Updated: August 4, 2012, 5:45 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- A look at the career of Michael Phelps, who retired after swimming his final event of the London Olympics on Saturday:

2000 Makes first Olympic appearance at Sydney Games, becoming youngest male swimmer on the U.S. team at age 15. Finishes fifth in his only event, the 200-meter butterfly.

2001 Becomes the youngest male (15 years, 11 months) to set a world record when he breaks the mark in the 200 fly, and takes the mark even lower at the world championship ...

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