Will Michael Phelps will be a part of 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics ?
Will Michael Phelps retire after Rio? Ryan Lochte does not think so:-
Michael Phelps won’t retire from swimming after the Rio Olympics game. “I honestly don’t think this can be going to be his last Olympic Games,” Lochte said Wednesday. “I’m saying he’s planning to return once more.”
“Once you compete on this stage at the Olympic Games, that keenness, that excitement, that thrill of sport the top people in the world, when that goes away, you miss it. You miss it really quick,” 11-time Olympic medalist Lochte said.
“I suppose that is why he came back,” the 32-year-old Lochte continued . “He missed it. He wasn’t done accomplishing what he wanted to accomplish in this sport. i do not think he’ll be done after this one. I hope not.”
The champion swimmer spoke to the press on Wednesday before the Rio Summer Games , and also the most decorated Olympian of all time did not rule out the possibility that 2016 are going to be his last Games.(where Phelps was voted Team USA’s flag bearer)
Instead, the Associated Press reported Phelps referred to as Rio “my potential last Olympics,” to the surprised gasps of the crowd.
“Just so you guys do not beat me to death if I return,” Phelps continued. “I’m not. but i am just going to say that.”
The 11-time Olympic medalist is rooming with Phelps, but claimed no inside information about plans after the Games. Instead, Lochte, hair coloured blue-gray to “make a bold statement,” attributed his prediction to a “weird feeling.”
Phelps retired for eighteen months after the London Olympics. Back then, Lochte correctly predicted that Phelps would come back.
Speaking some minutes before Lochte at a press conference Wednesday, Phelps quipped that the these Games were “potentially” his last. The remark Drew laughter, as he has antecedently been unequivocal about retirement.