Michael Phelps' mom wishes her son would reconsider retirement, Debbie Phelps said in an interview on NBC's Today show on Friday. In fact, Michael's mother sounded as if she weren't yet aware that her son has already declared his retirement all over the news. Daily Mail reports as follows.
"Debbie Phelps, who was sporting a tan jacket that her son's initials sewn in on her left side, said that she would love to see her son compete in the next Olympic Games in 2020: 'That would be wonderful, I already have the race picked out,' the proud mother said."
Sportsnet and the Associated Press have said the following.
"This is goodbye for Michael Phelps. The most decorated athlete in Olympic history has one more race before retirement."