Michael Phelps To Retire After The 2012 Olympics
Michael Phelps, also widely known as the Baltimore Bullet, has announced that this year’s Olympic games will be his last.
Phelps has become a household name after winning 8 Gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
If his performance at this year’s games is substantial enough to net him another, he stands to become the highest awarded Olympian in the history of the games.
Phelps currently holds 16 medals, 14 of which are gold medals. If Phelps receives three medals in the next games, he will be the most decorated Olympian; and if he acquires five gold medals, he will have more gold medals in his possession than any Olympian has ever held of any type.