Michael Phelps’ Gold Medal Debut | Fukuoka 2001 | FINA World Championships

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In 2001, a 16-year-old swimmer from the United States, who would become the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, made his debut at the FINA World Championships in Fukuoka. His name? Michael Phelps. The US-American set a new world record in the 200-meter butterfly to become a world champion for the first time – the rest is history! Lean back and enjoy watching this epic flashback!

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