Phelps Sticking to Retirement Plan and “Happy about It”


After finishing his last individual event of this Olympics in an historic three-way tie for silver (a finish which we are calling “the perfect way to win his last individual race ever“) ESPN’s Wayne Drehs is quoting Phelps as saying that he is sticking to his plans to retire.

He reportedly shook his head at a reporter’s question about changing his mind and not retiring.

“I’m standing by that,” he said. “I’m ready to retire. And I’m happy about it.”

Phelps has one race to come in his swimming career, the men’s 4 x 100 medley relay tomorrow night. We can expect to see him swimming the event with Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller, and Nathan Adrian. The group will be chasing down the gold and the world record, a 3:27.38 set by Aaron Peirsol, Eric Shanteau, Phelps, and David Walters at the suit-era 2009 World Championships in Rome.

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4 years ago


Cold brew
4 years ago

I didn’t believe him in London and I don’t believe him now.

4 years ago

😀 that’s what he said last time.
And Lochte said so again. He has been right before. Bob Bowman doesn’t think so like last time.

Everything is going according to plan >:)

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