Is Michael Phelps coming out of retirement? For months we’ve been hearing news about the most celebrated Olympian making tentative strides for the 2016 Olympic games. Now, it appears that this is very much a real thing, as his coach, Bob Bowman has confirmed for the first time since Phelps’ retirement that he will be tossing himself back into the pool for three events.ADVERTISEMENT
Although Phelps set the stage for his retirement at the 2012 Olympic games, and was very clear about it, his coach along, with fans of the sport, hoped that he would at least consider the 2016 Olympic games. Nearly two years later and it looks like Michael Phelps might be reconsidering.
In a statement, Phelps’ coach Bob Bowman said that Phelps has entered in three events at a meet in Arizona on April 24-26. The Olympian will compete in the 50 and 100-meter freestyle, and the 100 butterfly.
“I think he’s just going to test the waters a little bit and see how it goes. I wouldn’t say it’s a full-fledged comeback.”
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