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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — With the start of the London Games just three days away, Olympian and Baltimore native Michael Phelps is already there, training for his seven events.
Andrea Fujii says his family is on the way to cheer him on.
As Michael Phelps gets set for seven events at the London Olympics, his mom and sister had high tea at the Four Seasons, a British send-off as they’ll soon join him over the pond.
“I tell people I’m not nervous but yes, I’m nervous,” Deborah Phelps said.
Hilary Phelps–who is also an athlete and Iron Man competitor–says she still sees Michael as her little brother.
“I’m going to support Michael in his swim meet. It just happens to be the biggest swim meet in the world,” Hilary Phelps said.
Deborah Phelps, who’ll be leaving Windsor Mill Middle School as principal, will now work with the Education Foundation, helping raise money for schools. But right now, Michael’s her main priority.
“To think that the last child in the family, the baby of the family, will go down in history. That’s over the top of me,” Deborah Phelps said.
After three Olympics, he’s already earned 16 medals. If Michael earns just three medals in his seven events, he’ll become the most decorated Olympian ever.
But before the games even start, in his family’s eyes, he’s already won.
“He will be legendary and that’s monumental to me,” Deborah Phelps said.
Michael’s first event is the 400 IM on Saturday.
His family leaves for London on Thursday.