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Thompson, Jensen hope to speed up for Athens

Originally Published: July 14, 2004
Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Six world records were set during the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, raising already-high expectations of another big American medal haul in Athens.

Four years ago, the U.S. team led all nations with 14 golds and 33 medals overall.

Much of the pressure in Athens will be on Michael Phelps, who said Wednesday he will swim five individual events and up to three relays in his attempt to break Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals in one Olympics.

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