Michael Phelps Could Break 2,168 Year Old Olympic Record

Move over Leonidas – it’s time for Michael Phelps to shine.

Phleps, who has already made history by winning his 21st gold medal in Rio, might make even more Olympic history.

The swimmer is on the road to break a 2,168 year-old record.

When Phelps won the men’s 200-meter butterfly the other night, he tied a record held by Leonida’s of Rhodes in 152 BC. (Yes, B.C)

Leonidas won three events in four straight games.

Phelps can beat that either in the 200-meter individual medley or in the 100-meter butterfly tomorrow.

So yeah, that’s pretty impressive. #TeamUSA

Read more on Deadspin. Hopefully the stars align for Phelps this week.

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