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Michael Phelps to Participate in 2016 Summer Olympics?

Jul 29 2013, 9:53pm CDT | by

Michael Phelps claims his swimming career was over at the conclusion of the 2012 London Olympics but now remains unsure about his plans for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.

Will Michael Phelps take the plunge into swimming again? Phelps made it clear his swimming career was over at the conclusion of the 2012 London Olympics but is now in a state of uncertainty, with...

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Michael Phelps to Participate in 2016 Summer Olympics?

Jul 29 2013, 9:53pm CDT | by

Michael Phelps claims his swimming career was over at the conclusion of the 2012 London Olympics but now remains unsure about his plans for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.

Will Michael Phelps take the plunge into swimming again?

Phelps made it clear his swimming career was over at the conclusion of the 2012 London Olympics but is now in a state of uncertainty, with participating in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games a possibility.  

When asked by the media at the world swimming championships in Barcelona about this, Phelps said he hasn't looked that far into the future. He showed up wearing a large boot cast on his right ankle and foot, an injury he sustained while playing golf when he stepped into a hole. 

All he can say is he doesn't know what's going to happen in the days ahead. 

"I don't know what's going to happen in the future. I don't know what's going to happen tomorrow.

"I don't know. We're in 2013. There's nothing in the works right now."

However, no less than fellow Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte says Phelps will be back

"I think we all know by now that Michael is coming back. I don't think it's really a surprise. It's just a matter of time when he gets back into the full swing of training."

Jay Hart of Yahoo! Sports says Phelps "still has a competitive itch." Hart writes Phelps feels he could have competed in Barcelona, even oberving he didn't like the way the United States lost in the 400-meter freestyle relay. Phelps said,"I definitely could have hopped up." 

He even said "everything" when asked what he misses the most about being part of the American national team

A Swimming World Magazine even showcased a photo of himself and longtime coach Bob Bowman at the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center, feeding speculation that he's on the comeback trail. However, Bowman insisted it was for a photo shoot with one of Phelps' sponsors and not an actual workout. 

Aside from playing golf, Phelps also devotes some of his time to a series of swim schools and a foundation devoted to water safety

Phelps, the United States' most renowned swimmer in the Olympic stage, retired after the London games with a record 22 career medals. 

 


 
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Phelps claim gold; Ledecky earns world record

Aug 23 2014 8:23am CDT | Source: USA Today: Sports

Phelps won the 100 butterfly, and Ledecky captured the 400 freestyle.         ...
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Phelps edges Lochte for 100M butterfly gold

Aug 23 2014 7:09am CDT | Source: espn olympic

The second coming of Michael Phelps gained momentum with another gold medal at the Pan Pacific championships on a night when teenager Katie Ledecky set yet another ...
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13 hours ago

Phelps qualifies for 100 fly final at Pan Pacs

Aug 22 2014 10:38pm CDT | Source: espn olympic

Michael Phelps handled the bad weather conditions without too much trouble Saturday to qualify for the 100-meter butterfly final at the Pan ...
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1 day ago

Michael Phelps helps U.S. relay team to Pan Pac gold

Aug 22 2014 9:48am CDT | Source: CBC Sports

Swimming in his first international meet since coming out of retirement, Michael Phelps helped the United States win the 4x200-metre relay Friday at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia. ...
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1 day ago

Phelps takes 4th in return to international meets

Aug 22 2014 6:24am CDT | Source: espn olympic

Michael Phelps placed fourth in his first international final since coming out of retirement, with Cameron McEvoy upstaging the most decorated swimmer of all time to take the 100-meter freestyle title at the Pan Paci ...
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3 days ago

Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs

Aug 20 2014 3:54am CDT | Source: denver post

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps got a confronting reminder of just how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan ...
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3 days ago

Swimming in Country Where Sport Is Beloved, Michael Phelps Is Right at Home

Aug 19 2014 7:44pm CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

As Michael Phelps prepares for the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia, he is closely watched by the competition’s host country, where swimming is the nati ...
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2 weeks ago

Phelps finishes second in 100-meter butterfly at USA Swimming nationals

Aug 8 2014 10:34pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

It didn’t take long for the most decorated athlete in Olympic history to shake off a disappointing first day at USA Swimming nationals in Irvine, Calif. After finishing seventh in the men’s 100-meter freestyle, Michael Phelps returned to the pool to swim to a world-best time in the men’s 100 butterfly in Friday morning’s preliminary heats. Read full article >> ...
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2 weeks ago

Phelps Shakes Off Rust in His Favorite Event

Aug 8 2014 10:16pm CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

Michael Phelps finished second in the 100-meter butterfly at the USA Swimming long-course championships, earning a berth on the United States team for the Pan Pacific Championships. ...
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