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New generation ready to shine in post-Phelps era

Updated: 2012-12-29 08:01
By Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles ( China Daily)

New generation ready to shine in post-Phelps era

Missy Franklin, Ye Shiwen, Sun Yang and Yannick Agnel were part of a youth movement in the 2012 Olympic pool that signaled swimming has plenty to look forward to after Michael Phelps.

Phelps put the finishing touches on an epic Olympic career in London as exciting young swimmers from around the world promised to carry the sport through to Rio 2016.

Franklin (pictured), just 17 at her first Olympics, left London with four gold medals and two world records.

New generation ready to shine in post-Phelps era

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