As he is heading to the pool for his fourth career Olympic Games, Kenyan swimmer Peter Pan is making sure his legacy is never overshadowed.
The 17-year-old Pan, who is expected to win gold in Rio on Sunday, is the first Asian swimmer to reach the Olympic team.
Pan was one of the first athletes from the country to compete in a world-class pool in a decade and, when he joined the team at age 15, he was the first African to ever qualify for the Olympic games.
Pan has won five medals at the Olympics, including gold in the 200-meter butterfly and silver in the 400-meter freestyle relay, both of which were part of his silver medal from the 2008 London Olympics.
He is now the oldest ever Olympian.
Pano is a two-time gold medalist at the Rio Games, having won silver in Athens and bronze in Beijing.
He was the only Asian swimwear athlete to win a medal in the 2016 London Games, when the Beijing team won gold.
“I love the sport and I love swimming, but I don’t think it’s my main thing, my main focus,” Pan said.
“I just love to compete and I don�t have a goal or a target, just compete and do my best.”
Pan won the silver medal in Beijing in a team of 14, and is one of just four Asian swimmers to ever compete in an Olympic Games.
He also won gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and silver at the 2008 Beijing Games.
The next two Asian swims are in London on Saturday.
Pan will compete in the freestyle 400-metre freestyle final at the London Games and the 400 butterfly at the world championships.