Swimming Legend Michael Phelps to Come out of Retirement

Monday, 14 Apr 2014 01:03 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is coming out of retirement, USA Swimming said on Monday.

The American, who has not competed since the 2012 London Games, will headline an April 24-26 meet in Arizona along with fellow Olympians Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky.

Phelps, who turns 29 in June, rejoined the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's drug testing program last November, a clear signal that he could be considering a return to the swimming pool in time for the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.

Phelps retired from competitive swimming after winning four gold and two silver medals at the 2012 London Olympics to take his career tally to 22, 18 of which were gold.

He had repeatedly said before the London Games he would not contemplate a comeback after he retired and his coach downplayed any suggestions Phelps was considering a return to compete at what would be his fifth Olympics in Rio.

The Next Arena Grand Prix at Mesa is the fourth stop of USA Swimming's 2013-14 Arena Grand Prix Series, which provides the nation's best swimmers six opportunities to face top-flight competition on U.S. soil.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ferguson Grand Jury Shooting Evidence May Not Be Released

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 13:01 PM

Evidence before the Missouri grand jury reviewing the Ferguson police shooting won't be released unless approved by a ju . . .

Oil Price Fall Challenges US Shale Boom

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 10:16 AM

The US shale boom, which has challenged the rules of the global petroleum market, could soon face its own day of reckoni . . .

Buffalo Residents Urged to Prepare for Flooding

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 08:58 AM

Buffalo is making significant progress clearing streets still clogged from an epic storm left more than 7 feet of snow e . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved