Quaker2001 Posted May 20, 2015 Report Share Posted May 20, 2015 Here you go, Quaker2001. It was the week before that Charlotte meet. Why can't he quit while he's still ahead? http://www.thewrap.com/7-things-scene-and-heard-at-nbcs-upfront-event/ Why can't he swim in Rio if he thinks he's faster than ever (which apparently he's not)? It's not like it'll tarnish his legacy if he goes to Rio and does poorly, especially since he'd have to qualify at the trials anyway. When he said he was retiring after London, I didn't buy it. I figured he'd take a couple of years off and then get back in the pool and start training for another Olympics. It's not like he has to swim in 7 or 8 events. Maybe he qualifies for 1 or 2 of the relays and a couple of individual events. When he went 8 for 8 in Beijing, he was probably good enough to win 7 or 8 individual events if he focused solely on 1 at a time rather than having such a busy program. So for him to go to Rio with a lighter schedule, if he's anywhere near as good as he's been, why not chase a couple more Olympic medals. Dara Torres appeared in Olympics 24 years apart and nearly qualified again for 2012. So what's wrong with Phelps chasing more Olympic glory if his heart and his body are into it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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