Lancaster swimmer Bale: Phelps race “amazing to be part of”

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A LANCASTER swimmer says it was amazing to be part of sporting history after lining up against Michael Phelps in the race that saw the American icon become the most decorated Olympian of all time

Former Carnforth Otter Rob Bale swam the third leg for Team GB’s 4x200m freestyle relay team that finished sixth in Tuesday night’s final, won by the United States, meaning Phelps picked up his 15th Olympic gold and 19th in all.

Bale said: “To be part of such an historic moment was something else.


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