Seeing 2020: without Phelps, or so he says


RIO de JANEIRO — Coming into these Rio Olympics, after the U.S. team’s underwhelming performance at the 2015 World Championships, there were concerns far and wide about how the American swim team might do at the 2016 Rio Games.  

From left, Nathan Adrian, Ryan Murphy, Michael Phelps, Cody Miller after the medley relay // Getty Images

Now the answer is as plain as #PhelpsFace.

The 2016 U.S. swim team was, in a word, riveting.

Just excellent.

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