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Anthony Ervin’s ‘definitive goal’ for 2020

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Anthony Ervin shattered the record for oldest individual Olympic swimming gold medalist in Rio, but his goal for 2020 isn’t quite as ambitious at this point.

“My definitive goal would be to make sure I’m in the finals at Olympic Trials,” Ervin said, according to “Red Bulletin.” “Just to show that I’m still f—— good.”

Ervin will be 39 in 2020, older than all but one previous U.S. Olympic swimmer, all but one previous Olympic swimming medalist and all but one Olympic swimmer since 1928 (the exception in all three cases was Dara Torres, 41 in 2008).

Ervin said in Rio that he planned to continue swimming, all the way to 2020 if he could handle it.

His domestic competition in the 50m freestyle will continue to be fierce, but two stars are aging.

Nathan Adrian, the 2015 World silver medalist, is 27. Cullen Jones, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist, is 32. Adrian, Ervin and Jones finished 1-2-3 at the Olympic Trials in July.

The emerging talent in the 50m free, an experienced man’s event, is Caeleb Dressel, a 20-year-old who finished sixth in the 100m free in Rio and led off the U.S. 4x100m free relay that took gold.

Dressel, a University of Florida junior, broke his personal best in the 100m free twice in four swims in Rio.

Dressel was fourth in the Olympic Trials 50m free.

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Joseph Schooling eyes Michael Phelps’ world record at world champs

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Shortly after Joseph Schooling upset Michael Phelps in the Rio Olympic 100m butterfly, the Singapore swimmer made his next goal quite clear.

Take Phelps’ 100m butterfly world record.

Schooling repeated that claim after returning to the University of Texas for his junior season in November and again following March’s NCAA Championships, where he was beaten by Caeleb Dressel in the 100-yard butterfly.

The goal is apparently an imminent one.

Schooling said he believes he can break Phelps’ record at the world championships in Budapest in July, according to Channel News Asia. It would require lowering his personal best by more than a half-second.

“I’m looking forward to that race, and deep down I think if I do what I know I can do, if I execute everything well perfectly, I’d have a really good shot,” Schooling said Thursday, according to the report.

Schooling, 21, hasn’t raced a 100m butterfly since the Olympics, where he clocked 50.39 seconds. That broke Phelps’ Olympic record of 50.58 set at the 2008 Olympics. It’s the fifth-fastest time ever.

All of the top four times, including Phelps’ world record of 49.82, were set in 2009 at the peak of the high-tech swimsuit era.

“My dad told me 50.39 is a world record in a textile suit, but I want the world record on paper,” Schooling reportedly said less than a week after his Olympic title in August. “My next goal is breaking 49.8.”

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Aly Raisman calls out airport worker for ‘muscles’ comment

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Three-time Olympic champion Aly Raisman called out a male airport security worker who she says questioned whether she had enough muscles to be a gymnast.

Raisman posted on Twitter on Wednesday that after a female Transportation Security Administration worker said she recognized Raisman by her biceps, a male employee said, “I don’t see any muscles.” Raisman called the encounter “rude & uncomfortable.”

Raisman, who turned 23 Thursday, says she works “very hard to be healthy & fit.” She says that if a man can’t compliment a girl’s muscles, he’s sexist.

Raisman didn’t say where or when the airport exchange took place.

Raisman previously authored a powerful social media post about body image, shouting out “to all the boys from 5th-9th grade who made fun of me for being ‘too strong’” in November.

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