Monday brought news that a lot of people in the Olympic community were sort of expecting, as legendary olympian and gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement to start preparing for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The news isn’t completely shocking, as many saw it coming and thought it was likely he’d make a comeback one more time. Nevertheless, the news was met with some shock,a little awe and a lot of praise from fans on Twitter who are excited to see Phelps back in action.
— Madison Moreno (@madisonmoreno18) April 14, 2014
Welcome back, Michael Phelps.
— Mike Gustafson (@mikelgustafson) April 14, 2014
Did swimming give Michael Phelps a medal for coming out of retirement?
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) April 14, 2014
Michael Phelps came back before Derrick Rose.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) April 14, 2014
So in other news… Michael phelps is swimming again! #WeAllKnewHeWouldBeBack
— Zach Kent (@RealZachKent) April 14, 2014
— Greg Lederer (@glederernews) April 14, 2014
Michael Phelps is making a comeback… who’s surprised?
— Emily McCutchan (@emilymccutchan) April 14, 2014
Michael Phelps' emergence from retirement is a huge eye-opener to those of us who never knew he retired.
— Michael Freeman (@michaelpfreeman) April 14, 2014