By Kayla Amora, EnStarz | Jul 30, 2012 10:42 PM EDT
Michael Phelps will be racing in the highly anticipated 200-Meter Butterfly final in the 2012 London Olympics. Although he began the 2012 Olympics swimming games with a disappointing fourth place finish, experts and fans agree that the fly final is a guaranteed victory for Phelps.
"This event is Phelps' bread and butter. He owns this race, and there's no way he doesn't win," Jesse Reed, a featured columnist for Bleacher Report says about the record-breaking US swimmer.
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Michael Phelps won the 200-Meter Butterfly relay twice before and if he wins a third time, he will set yet another record. He would become the first male to win in the same event in three Olympics.
"I've always wanted to be the first person to do something," Phelps has said in the past, according to The Baltimore Sun.
As of Monday night, Phelps has 5 more Olympic games to also become the record-holder for all-time total medals earned.
Phelps has an astounding record of 14 Olympic gold medals, including eight he earned at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Phelps currently has a total of 17 medals and will need to earn 2 more of any degree to break the record while in London. The current record-holder, Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina, holds 18 medal wins.
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