Michael Phelps, who said he’s returning to competitive swimming because he missed the sport, doesn’t know yet whether he’ll participate in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.
Michael Phelps finished second to fellow U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte in his first final since the 2012 London Games.
Ryan Lochte has almost everything necessary to be the star of the London Olympics: looks, personality, even a catch-phrase. He just needs success in the pool.
Michael Phelps won a final for the first time in his swimming comeback, with a victory in the 100- meter butterfly at the Charlotte Grand Prix.
Michael Phelps, already the winner of the most gold medals in Olympic history, says he still has goals to meet as he prepares to swim in his fourth Games this year in London.
After ending his swimming career as the most successful Olympian, Michael Phelps’s next challenge is finding an outlet for the competitive drive that reaped a record 22 medals.
Michael Phelps tied the record for medals won by an Olympic athlete at 18 while missing the gold when he was outreached by Chad le Clos of South Africa on the final stroke in the 200-meter butterfly at the London Games.
"There is an opportunity to help make the sport more inviting to others by recognizing that everyone begins at different levels, requires assistance matching their skills with products, and lacks the appropriate context in order to maximize their swimming experience."
- Michael Phelps on Aug 05, 2014
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