Retta Race
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November 25th, 2014 News

New York, November 24, 2014 – The greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps, pulled off somewhat of a surprise win tonight at the Golden Goggles by winning the “Male Athlete of the Year” award.  As Phelps was not present at the event, NBAC’s Keenan Robinson accepted the honor on his behalf.

Michael Phelps’ returned to the sport after announcing his retirement following the 2012 Games in London, but in his short time back in competition, Phelps has surged to the top echelons of the sport as if he had not left.  At the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships, Phelps clocked a world-leading 51.17 in the 100m butterfly, as well as came in second national place in the 200m IM.  Those event wins punched his ticket to Pan Pacs for a fourth time.

At Pan Pacs, Phelps won three golds (100m fly, 4 x 200m freestyle relay, 4 x 100m medley relay) and two silvers (200m IM and 4 x 100m freestyle) to bring home the most hardware of the men’s team.

The good news to Phelps Phans everywhere is that “Phelps is back in the water in Baltimore”, according to Robinson when he accepted the award tonight.


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8 years ago

I guess if Putin can win an award from FINA then……

Roger von Oech
Reply to  jman
8 years ago

That Putin won an award from swimming’s governing body speaks volumes about FINA’s character. Must’ve been for all the swimming pools Russia has installed in the Crimea and in the (former) eastern Ukraine since last spring.

8 years ago

I’m pretty sure Lochte won the 200 IM at Summer Nationals this year…

Team Rwanda
Reply to  TheTroubleWithX
8 years ago

That’s what they said in the article “…came in second national place in the 200IM….”

Reply to  Team Rwanda
8 years ago

The article has since been updated.

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Retta Race

Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Nowadays, that includes having just earned her MBA while working full-time in IT while owning French 75 Boutique while also providing swimming insight for BBC.

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