08 Apr '11, 2am

Swimming: Phelps has eyes firmly on London

ANN ARBOR, Michigan: The latest step on Michael Phelps' road to the London Olympics brings the US Olympic swimming star back to familiar territory for the Eric Namesnik Michigan Grand Prix. Phelps lived and trained in Ann Arbor prior to his unprecedented achievement at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he claimed eight gold medals to take his career tally to 14. With the swimming World Championships in Shanghai looming later this year and the 2012 Olympics in London beckoning, Phelps was looking forward more than back. "The light's at the end of the tunnel," Phelps said. "There are still a lot of things that I want to accomplish, and that's why I'm still here. If I didn't want to accomplish them, I wouldn't have come back." Phelps will be joined in the field by other US Olympic stars including Natalie Coughlin, Jason Lezak and Ryan Lochte. International swimmers entered inc...

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