Ryan Lochte: 'I guarantee' Michael Phelps will compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Aug 15 2016
This will likely be the final time these two compete, as Phelps has said he's all but assuredly done with competitive swimming after these Games.
He's a father now, to 3-month-old Boomer.
On Thursday night, he cruised to victory in the 200-metre individual medley meaning he broke that record that stood for over 2,000 years and firmly stamped his name into the record books - even the most ancient of ones. In Rio on Saturday, he will have a final chance to add one more to that total. Oh, she also set the three prior world records. The North Americans chased down Australia's Cate Campbell, who had set the world record last month.
"I'm not going four more years and I'm standing by that", he said.
"It feels like gold that I'm after her", she said of Ledecky. "It's okay, I have another race tomorrow and I'm getting ready for that".
"I'm all about winning medals". Phelps won each time and Lochte finished second, third and second. And come back tomorrow and try to do it. "I will be in Tokyo", he said.
As striking as the performances were, it takes something colossal to knock Phelps from Mount Olympus, where he continues to swim like the gods. "If anything, that race, it helped motivate me", the 32-year-old Lochte told reporters after he finished fifth behind compatriot Michael Phelps in the 200 meters individual medley final. China's Wang Shun took bronze.
In Lochte's absence, the Americans have won 15 medals, including four golds.
The doting father might need more fingers.
Both Ledecky's and Phelps' races came after a contest that saw the continuing breakthrough of American Maya DiRado, who won gold in the women's 200-meter backstroke at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Barra's Olympic Park. "I want to win just like anybody else".
Phelps was sixth at the turn and Schooling - nearly exactly a decade younger than the 31-year-old American - wouldn't let Phelps pull off one of his patented comebacks on the return lap.
The U.S. has more than 2,400 Summer Olympic medals overall, almost 1,100 combined Summer and Winter Olympic gold medals, and more than 2,700 total Olympic medals.
He sometimes seemed lost without swimming.
The eyes of the world will be on gymnast Simone Biles on day 6 as the American chases a second gold medal in the women's all-round, while golf returns to the Games after a 112-year absence.
A few months later it all unraveled with the DUI.
Days after Schwazer won the world championship in Rome in May, he tested positive for a steroid in further analysis of a sample given in January.
It was at that treatment center, Phelps said, that he picked up a copy of Warren's "The Purpose Driven Life", and began to read.