Fans are getting enthusiastic about the qualification of Michael Phelps at Rio 2016 Olympics
He passed through his retirement. He passed through the prohibition to swim for six weeks. And now, he qualifies for his fifth Olympic Games, being the first swimmer ever to participate on five Olympics. However, Michael Phelps, the most successful Olympic Champion in history states that these Olympics will be not be about medals but about something very personal.
Michael Phelps at Rio 2016: a personal “struggle”
Phelps succeeded to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics on the US trial by winning in the 200m butterfly category. As online sports books in US report, the 31 years old swimming legend stated that these qualifications ware probably harder than any swim he have had in his life, due to the constant ups and down he has had out of the pool in the past four years.
New York Times in the past week wrote about the personal crisis the swimmer was passing through after this retirement. However, these existential torments of Phelps seems to be resolved with his upcoming performance in Rio. But unlike in the previous Olympics, where everybody was expecting medals by his side, these Olympics he claims, he sees from a rather personal perspective. How the legend will perform in the aquatic center in Rio, is something all swimming fans are eager to see.