The contest is designed in a bracket formation, so swim fans can help Phelps advance to the final round of voting by nominating Phelps in each stage.
UPDATE - Michael Phelps did not advance past the 2nd round. Good luck in Beijing!Round 2
Michael Phelps is up against Alex Rodriguez.
Phelps advanced over Parker of the Tennessee women’s basketball team.
To help Phelps win, visit http://www.sikids.com/aoy/ and cast your vote! Remember to check the Web site periodically to help the Olympian advance to the final round.
For a chance to appear opposite your sports hero, nominate yourself for the SI Kids Youth Athlete of the Year at http://www.sikids.com/aoy/. The winner of each division will be featured on the cover of the December/January issue of the magazine.
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