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Breaking down Phelps, stroke by stroke

Updated: August 8, 2008, 8:50 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

BEIJING -- Michael Phelps isn't just the best swimmer in the world, he's the most versatile. He's the world-record holder in the two events that include all four strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. And he's world class in three of the four strokes individually.

What makes Phelps so good? ESPN.com asked his coach, Bob Bowman, to break him down by each discipline.

Butterfly

Phelps owns the five fastest times in history in the 200 fly and five ...

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