by Lance Pauker on July 2, 2012

Michael Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals in 2008, withdrew from the U.S. team in the 200 men's freestyle on Monday.

Phelps had qualified for eight events in the Olympic trials, which end Monday night. His coach, Bob Bowman, announced Phelps' withdrawal via Twitter on Monday morning.

“This will give him a full slate of 7 events,” Bowman wrote. “This change will allow him to focus more energy on relays for Team USA.”

While that pre-race thing he does with his arms may still raise suspicion, this likely confirms that Phelps is in fact, a human. 

[H/T: LA Times]

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