Most Decorated Olympian Michael Phelps To Come Out Of Retirement

It has only recently dawned on me that the greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps is actually considering a return ready for the 2016 Olympic games. The 28 year old is still young enough, and 22 Olympic medals later says that if any one can do it he can! He is due to compete at the end of April for a meet in Arizona, but his coach Bob Bowman is quick to add that "He's just going to test the waters a little bit and see how it goes, I wouldn't say it's a full-fledged comeback."

So is all the hype just ‘hype’, or is there a real chance we could be seeing the best there is and has been compete in the upcoming 2016 games!? The guy has won 18 Olympic Gold’s, with his last coming at the London 2012 Olympic games, so does he really have the bit between his teeth for more…only time will tell I guess. Phelps will not only need the hunger to train and get back in the water, but he’ll also have to regain the desire to win more medals, and that can’t be easy when you’ve already got 22 of them in your cabinet. Watch this space!


BBC Sport Swimming, (2014). Michael Phelps : Most successful Olympian to end retirement. Retrieved 24th April, 2014, from   

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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