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Michael Phelps

Michael Fred Phelps (born June 30, 1985) is an American swimmer who has, overall, won 16 Olympic medals—six gold and two bronze at Athens in 2004, ... More »Michael Fred Phelps (born June 30, 1985) is an American swimmer who has, overall, won 16 Olympic medals—six gold and two bronze at Athens in 2004, and eight gold at Beijing in 2008, becoming the most successful athlete at both of these Olympic Games editions. In doing so he has twice equaled the record eight medals of any type at a single Olympics achieved by Soviet gymnast Alexander Dityatin at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games. His five golds in individual events tied the single Games record set by Eric Heiden in the 1980 Winter Olympics and equaled by Vitaly Scherbo at the 1992 Summer Games. Phelps holds the record for the most gold medals won in a single Olympics, his eight at the 2008 Beijing Games surpassed American swimmer Mark Spitz's seven-gold performance at Munich in 1972. Phelps' Olympic medal total is second only to the 18 Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina won over three Olympics, including nine gold. Furthermore, he holds the all-time record for most individual gold Olympic... [ Wikipedia ]

Phelps Is Back, and at His Age, Why Not?

Despite vows to the contrary, Michael Phelps, the most prolific medal winner in Olympic history, will return to competitive swimming after all. His widely anticipated comeback is set to take place at the Arena Grand Prix from April 24 to 26 in Mesa, Ariz., a move which should make things ...

Phelps will be racing himself in swimming comeback

(Julio Cortez, File/ Associated Press ) - FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2012, file photo, United States’ Michael Phelps swims in the men’s 4 X 100-meter medley relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Phelps is coming out of retirement...

Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps to make comeback

Michael Phelps is set to make a comeback to the pool in Arizona later this month. (CNN) -- Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is set to return to competitive swimming less than two years after announcing his retirement. Phelps, who has won a record 22 ...

Michael Phelps to return to swimming this month

Michael Phelps is about to compete again. (Toni L. Sandys / The Washington Post) Michael Phelps is ending his retirement, with the U.S. Olympic Committee announcing that he is expected to return to competitive swimming later this month. Phelps, who will turn 29 in June...

Michael Phelps ending his retirement, may swim in 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Michael Phelps ending his retirement, may swim in 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro AL BELLO/GETTY IMAGES - Swimmer Michael Phelps has won more Olympic medals than anyone. Michael Phelps, a swimmer who has won more Olympic medals than anyone in history, has not competed since ...

Sponsors Expected To Score Big As Michael Phelps Emerges From Retirement

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The most decorated Olympian ever, Baltimore native Michael Phelps announced this week he’s headed back to competition. Jessica Kartalija reports that could mean more endorsements for the swimmer, who could be planning to go for gold again in Rio. “I signed my retirement ...

Phelps ends retirement ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

Phelps gave a clear signal of his readiness to make a comeback in Rio, touching off a wave of excitement on the social media Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer of all time, will come out of retirement next week, the clearest signal yet that he is getting ready to make an ...

Michael Phelps makes surprise return to swimming

Michael Phelps is scheduled to take part in an April 24-26 event at Mesa, Arizona, with the goal of getting back into a competitive environment, according to a statement from USA Swimming. Indo-Asian News Service | Last updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:29 Print font size - + US ...

Michael Phelps Leaving 'Retirement' At Age 28?

Michael Phelps Leaving 'Retirement' At Age 28? While Phelps made headlines Monday for announcing a return to the pool, it seems many fans didn't realize he had retired ... The most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, Michael Phelps, is heading back into the pool. Phelps ...

Olympic God Michael Phelps Ends Retirement. Is Rio 2016 in Sight?

Michael Phelps after winning the men's 200-meter butterfly final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on June 28, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. Joining the ranks of Michael Jordan, Brett Favre and other superstar athletes who retired from their respective sports and then reversed those decisions...

Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps has stepped out of retirement

Michael Phelps: The most decorated Olympian of all time has come out of retirement. Michael Phelps has officially stepped out of retirement, fuelling speculation that the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time could compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 28-year-old...

Legend Phelps to return to pool MSN Malaysia News Top Stories, Breaking Headlines, Photos and Vi

Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps, who retired from the sport after taking six medals at the 2012 London Olympics, will make his competitive comeback next week at a US Grand Prix series event in Mesa, Arizona, USA Swimming announced Monday. Combination picture made on August 5...

Michael Phelps coming out of retirement, expected to compete April 24-26

Michael Phelps coming out of retirement, expected to compete April 24-26 Nicole Auerbach, USA TODAY Sports 12:53 p.m. EDT April 14, 2014 USA Swimming announced Monday that it expects Michael Phelps, along with other swimming stars such as Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky, to compete ...

Olympic Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines On Michael Phelps Returning To Competitive Swimming

Rowdy joined Ken and Steve to discuss the return of Michael Phelps to competitive swimming after a short retirement. Rowdy starts off by saying that Michael Phelps is too much of a competitor and too young to not come back. Rowdy thinks that Phelps still has a lot left in ...

Trending: Michael Phelps “Un-retires,” Funny Flight Announcement, His & Her Headgear

22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps will compete in Arizona in ten days. Immediately, folks on social media started comparing him to another athlete. Michael Phelps came out of retirement so Brett Favre is trending… the way God intended, I love the internet. While neither ...

Michael Phelps plans return to competitive swimming

The 22-time Olympic medalist, who has not competed since the 2012 London Games, is expected to take part in the Arena Grand Prix on April 24-26 in Mesa, Ariz. Michael Phelps, winner of 18 Olympic gold medals, announced Monday that he is coming out of retirement. Will he be swimming for ...

Michael Phelps Plans Return to Competitive Swimming

Michael Phelps, a 22-time Olympic medalist, is scheduled to test the comeback waters this month when he competes for the first time since winning six medals, including four golds, at the 2012 London Olympics. Phelps, 28, has entered the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., starting ...

Michael Phelps to return to competitive swimming in April

Michael Phelps is set to compete at a swim meet this month in Arizona, his first competition since the 2012 Olympics. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) All of you who, in your office pool, had Michael Phelps returning to competition in April 2014 can smile today. ...

Phelps Will Be Racing Himself In Swimming Comeback : NPR

Michael Phelps will be facing quite an opponent when he returns to the pool. The most decorated Olympian ever is coming out of retirement to swim next week in Arizona. It will be his first competitive meet since the 2012 London Olympics, where he won the last of his 18 golds and 22 ...

Michael Phelps Coming Out of Retirement; Can 2016 Rio Olympics Be Next?

Michael Phelps Coming Out of Retirement; Can 2016 Rio Olympics Be Next? The record-setting Olympic swimmer got back in a North Baltimore pool last fall and plans to compete in a national meet in late April. Is this all with an eye toward the 2016 Rio Olympics? Michael Phelps is ...

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