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Thompson, U.S. victimized by amazing Aussies

Updated: August 15, 2004, 5:51 AM ET
By Steve Woodward | Special to ESPN.com

ATHENS -- You almost could see this one coming.

It stands to reason that on the night Michael Phelps ratcheted up Phelps-mania a notch the other U.S. swimmers in the opening round of 2004 Olympic Games competition would be celebrating silver and bronze medals.

Phelps, the Teen Who Would Be King, surpassed his own world record Saturday in the 400-meter individual medley (4:08.26), won his first career Olympic gold medal and, later, seemed down right matter-of-fact about it in ...

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