Monday, July 2, 2012
Apparently, Michael Phelps will be hanging up his goggles on the heels of the closing ceremonies at the Olympics in London next month.
In spite of that, insiders are whispering that Phelps is quite optimistic (he has plans to drub the competition overseas nonetheless) about his swan dive across the big pond.
One thing is for certain.
Phelps doesn't intend to go for eight gold medals - or repeat his Beijing Olympic performance - which made Sports history.
Bob Bowman (Phelp's coach) announced Monday that the swimming dynamo was scratching the 200-meter freestyle leaving him with seven events at the London Games. Bowman said his main concern was Phelps being fresh for the 400 freestyle relay.
The Australians are favored to win the event, although the U.S. has traditionally dominated the event.
Subsequently, Phelps won't be able to match the eight golds he scooped up in Asia in 2008. But, he still has a shot at seven.
I guess, I’d better get out my crystal ball for a glimpse at the outcome, eh?
Unless Phelps is planning a comeback down the long-and-winding road - the U.S. trials will be the last time the Olympic Gold Medalist will be competing on U.S. soil - sorry to say.
So, if you missed the competitions in Omaha this past week, you’re SOL!
Now that Phelps is about to retire, and in view of the fact he turned twenty-seven this week, it begs the question.
What are Phelps' plans for the future in respect to a career?
News at 11!