Michael Phelps wears all 28 Olympic medals

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Michael Phelps chose to pose with all 28 of his Olympic medals for the first time for a Sports Illustrated cover shoot.

The weight: 18 pounds, four ounces.

It’s Phelps’ 12th SI cover and his third this year. A full history is here.

Phelps has said in recent interviews that he had taken them all out once and looked at them with his wife and friend and fellow Olympic champion Allison Schmitt.

“I basically was like, this is unbelievable, it doesn’t seem real,” Phelps said. “They were both kind of, ‘It is real.'”

Phelps said he has a story for every one of his Olympic finals, from walking up to teammate Tom Malchow on the pool deck seconds before the Sydney 2000 200m butterfly to sharing his first gold medal through a chain-link fence with mother Debbie after the Athens 2004 400m individual medley to knowing during the final lap of the Rio 2016 100m butterfly that it was the way it was supposed to end.

In all, the 28 medals include 23 gold, three silver and two bronze.

2004: Six gold, two bronze
2008: Eight gold
2012: Four gold, two silver
2016: Five gold, one silver

Phelps and those close to him spoke about retirement — and the possibility of unretiring again — in the SI cover story. If Phelps chooses to unretire, he will have to re-enter a drug-testing pool and wait nine months before being eligible to compete.

“I give it eight years [until 2024, when Phelps will be 39], and then Boomer is like, ‘Come on, Dad, let’s see it one more time,'” wife Nicole said, according to SI. “Anyway, I see that being the only thing that could bring him back—to swim for Boomer.”

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After accident, Olympian Jamie Nieto walks at his wedding

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After two-time Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto suffered a spinal cord injury while attempting a standing back flip in April 2016, he decided to set a goal for himself. Nietro was determined to walk down the aisle at his own wedding.

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, Nieto walked to the altar in front of everyone gathered at Christ Temple Apostolic Church in east San Diego – something his doctors said might not be possible.

Nieto, with some assistance, entered the church where he then married his bride, Jamaican hurdler Shevon Stoddart, exactly how he set out to – on his feet.

Images courtesy of Ramon Galindo/NBC San Diego

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Kerri Walsh Jennings dislocates shoulder in Poland (video)

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Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings dislocated her shoulder during the semifinals of a beach volleyball tournament in Poland and forfeited the bronze medal match.

Walsh Jennings and new partner Nicole Branagh were tied in the third set of their match against Canada on Saturday when Walsh Jennings dove for the ball with her right arm and twisted her hand in the sand. After a four-minute delay, Canada went on to win the third set 16-14 and advance to the gold medal match.

“I just went for a short dig and the surface in Europe is so shallow and so hard and there’s no give for our bodies,” Walsh Jennings explained after the match in an interview with her shoulder wrapped in ice.

Walsh Jennings had surgery on the same shoulder during the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she and April Ross won the bronze medal. Walsh Jennings won three gold medals with Misty May Treanor.

Walsh Jennings said she is looking forward to returning to the FIVB World Tour in Vienna in one week.

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