Michael Phelps exclusive: The greatest Olympian ever talks sacrifices, Usain Bolt and a possible Olympic return in 2020
On his first ever trip to Dubai to open Under Armour’s new flagship store, the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps sits down for an exclusive interview with Dubai Eye Sport.
Over the course of an illuminating 10 minutes, a relaxed Michael talks about those who helped shape him, the sacrifices he made to become the very best and outlines what separated him from his rivals throughout a career that spanned five Olympic Games and a record haul of 23 gold medals.
We also (tentatively) broach the subject of whether he’d consider another retirement U-turn as he did for Rio 2016, this despite vowing to hang up his swimming cap for good four years earlier in London.
And just who is the greatest of them all? 23-time gold medalist Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt who boasts a sprint ‘three-peat’? Phelps finally helps settle one of the fiercest debates in sport.
Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt? Who is the greatest Olympian of all time? That’s the question we put to the one and only @m_phelps00 today… 🏊🏻🥇 . Oh, and could he be tempted back for Japan 2020? 🇯🇵 . #legend #michaelphelps #interview #dubai #mydubai #uae #olympics #underarmour #usainbolt #japan #swimming @usainbolt @olympics @nbcolympics
LISTEN to the full Michael Phelps podcast special below as the swimming legend also reveals the best piece of advice he’s ever received and lays the gauntlet down to a certain Conor McGregor.