SAN ANTONIO (AP) Michael Phelps already has far more medals than any Olympic athlete. There is no longer any reason to doubt he'll have another massive haul in Rio. Not after an astounding weekend in sweltering San Antonio, where Phelps turned in a performance at the U.S. national championships that re-established his place as the world's dominant swimmer. He churned through the...
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Having established himself as the shadow world champion in three events, Michael Phelps pondered the last time he felt this good. He quickly pointed to the year leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he broke one of the greatest records in sports. It looks as if he's headed for another massive medal haul in Rio. Phelps made it 3 for 3 at the U.S. national championships...
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The only problem with 'retiring' at a young age, like Michael Phelps attempted to do, is since you are still in good physical shape, have yet to start feeling 'old,' and have a lot of free time on your hands you are bound to get the itch to come back (like Phelps did). Of course the problem with that is it takes time to get back in to fighting shape and since you were once the...
Michael Phelps isn't the only big name missing from the world swimming championships that begin Friday in Kazan, Russia. Along with the 18-time Olympic gold medalist, Aussie sprinter James Magnussen, Yannick Agnel of France, South Korea's Park Tae-hwan and Kylie Palmer of Australia won't be competing in the last major international meet before the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Also...
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Michael Phelps has taken the plunge, literally, and has gotten engaged. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Twitter early Sunday he’s marrying Nicole Johnson, who was Miss California in 2010 and has dated the swimmer on and off the past few years. This embed is invalid" /> Phelps has been in the news recently for his mishaps, but perhaps...
Michael Phelps is officially off the market. The 18-time gold medalist swimmer announced on social media early Sunday morning that he and girlfriend Nicole Johnson had gotten engaged. “She said yes,” Phelps wrote on Twitter and Instagram as the caption for a photo of them together in the snow. Johnson seemed equally ecstatic, writing on...Read More
Michael Phelps on Friday pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist was arrested for his second DUI back in September. The Associated Press reports that Phelps was sentenced to a year in prison, though the sentence has been suspended for a probationary period of a year and a half....Read More
A woman named Taylor Lianne Chandler claims she is dating Michael Phelps. This woman was once a man. Chandler, 41, recently revealed on Facebook that she was born David Roy Fitch before changing her sex during her teenage years. Chandler was put on testosterone blockers in her early teens and underwent surgery to get rid...Read More
Michael Phelps’ comeback bid will continue next week at the U.S. national championships, and he will match his most ambitious program since returning to the sport. The 29-year-old will compete in the 100-meter freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley at the meet, which begins Wednesday in Irvine, California. Phelps retired after the London Olympics...
Michael Phelps is back in the pool once again. The decorated Olympic swimmer was officially confirmed as an entrant in the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz. on April 24-26, marking his first competitive race since the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The 28-year-old seemed to go out in style at the London Games, winning gold in his final race after announcing that he would retire following...
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