Phelps sets up more Olympic glory

Updated: July 2, 2012

Michael Phelps finished off his preparations for his Olympic swan song in emphatic style on Sunday when he qualified for a fifth individual event on the penultimate night of competition at the US Trials.

The 14-times Olympic gold medallist, still showing no signs of weariness after a draining week of high-pressure racing, powered home over the last lap to win the 100 metres butterfly final in 51.14 seconds.

It was the 27-year-old’s fourth consecutive win of the trials after he finished second to Ryan Lochte in the 400m medley final on Monday and ensured he would contest his usual heavy eight-event schedule in London, with the addition of the three relays.