Phelps to compete again
Swimmer Michael Phelps, the most successful Olympian in history, is set to end his retirement.
The 28-year-old American, who has won 22 Olympic medals, is expected to compete at a meet in Arizona at the end of April.
“He’s just going to test the waters a little bit and see how it goes,” said long-time coach Bob Bowman. “I wouldn’t say it’s a full-fledged comeback.”
Phelps quit after winning his 18th Olympic gold at the 2012 London Games.
The Baltimore Bullet also has the record for most gold medals at single Games, winning eight in Beijing in 2008 to eclipse the mark set by compatriot Mark Spitz in 1972.
Bowman said Phelps is entered in three events - the 100 butterfly and the 50m and 100m freestyle - during the three-day meet in Mesa that starts on 24 April, but could also compete in the 50m butterfly “just for fun”.