Michael Phelps redeemed himself Monday after an awful showing this weekend, making his way into the 200-meter butterfly semifinals. “I was pretty happy with that this morning,” Phelps said of finishing third in his heat and fifth overall. “That’s all I needed to do, basically.” The swimmer is really looking forward to Tuesday night’s finals, hoping he can become the first male swimmer to win three consecutive Olympic events. He just has to finish in the top eight in Monday’s competition.
THREE-PEAT Maja Hitij, dapd / AP Photo