Advertisements
Latest News

Lochte: Phelps to compete in 2020

Follow The Capital Sports Report on WordPress.com

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever, reportedly has two competitions left in his career. However, his American swimming teammate believes that Phelps may not be done.

Phelps has the 100-meter butterfly on Friday before closing out his career on Saturday night in the 4×100-meter medley relay.

Michael Phelps (Getty Images)

Michael Phelps (Getty Images)

“I guarantee he will be there,” Ryan Lochte said on NBC’s Today. “I think so. I really think so. So Michael, I’ll see you in Tokyo.”

Lochte has competed in the last four Olympic Games. If Phelps competes in Tokyo after saying he wouldn’t, he would be 35-years-old.

“That would be wonderful,” Debbie Phelps said. “I already have the race picked out.”

While Lochte and his mother are saying there’s a possibility, Phelps’ coach Bob Bowman is downplaying the chance, like Phelps. At this present moment, Phelps has 26 medals, including 22 gold medals.

“I just don’t see it happening,” Bowman said. “He’s in such a good place personally. He doesn’t need it.”

If Phelps does come out of retirement, it would not be the first-time. The 2012 London Games were reportedly going to be his final Olympics, but he announced two-years later that he would be coming out of retirement to compete again on the world stage.

“I think he will come back,” Lochte told The Telegraph in Dec. 2012. “He’s still young. I think he will be back for Rio. We’ll see, he’ll miss the sport.”

Any Corrections?. You can contact Anthony at publisher@thecapitalsportsreport.com.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Anthony: @alcaruso3 on Twitter | Anthony Caruso III on Facebook
Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

Advertisements
© 2007-2017 All rights reserved by The Capital Sports Report and its partners. This material may not be re-published, re-broadcasted, re-written or re-distributed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s