Michael Phelps is soon expected to make his comeback to competitive swimming, clearly hinted his long–time coach Bob Bowman.
Michael’s fans were in for a sweet surprise when Coach Bowman clearly implied that the swimmer will surely compete in the upcoming 2016 Olympics. “He’s definitely got himself in pretty good shape physically,” assured Bowman.
Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian swimmer till date. Having won 18 gold medals and 22 medals overall, this USA representative was dubbed the ‘Flying Fish’ for his remarkable ability. His record is still unparalleled and experts firmly believe that the same may never be broken.
Phelps was at the top of his game when he announced his retirement from the sport just before the London 2012 Olympics. He explained his bereaved fans that he was exhausted from the years of grueling daily training, strict dieting, and personal sacrifices he made for his illustrious career.
Interestingly, though Michael officially retired, he never hid his desire to be a G.O.A.T. (Greatest Olympian of All Time), not just in swimming, but in all of sports. Phelps’ impending comeback now lays doubts to rest as to which sport he continues to prefer.
Michael Phelps took to swimming at the not–so–young age of 9 as a possible remedy to ease his ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Now 6 foot 4, Phelps had all the right dimensions and determination to make it to the Swimming Hall of Fame. Ironically Michael currently weighs only 190 pounds, 5 pounds shy of competition weight of 195 pounds.
Michael has been attending swimming practice five times a week at the North Baltimore Athletic Club, revealed Bowman and he may compete in a meet this spring or summer, and could join the U.S. team for the 2016 World Championships to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, reported Chicago Tribune.
Phelps’ come back rumors piqued when he rejoined the drug-testing pool for international competition. Having been tested several times, Michael hasn’t failed a single one till date. He has completed the mandatory 9 month waiting period and is now officially eligible to compete at the Olympics. He is expected to start competing in smaller or shorter events and may move up to the big leagues.
A thorough all-time Olympian champion, Michael hasn’t left anything to prove, but still apparently feels he has still a lot to give to the game that helped him secure a permanent sitting position at the champions table. What is it with people named Michael and Comebacks?
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