RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Michael Phelps says the only chance he’ll be competing at the 2016 Olympics would be as a golfer.
Phelps joked Tuesday during a visit to Rio de Janeiro that even though his mom, Debbie Phelps, wants him to be swimming for medals again in 2016, he’ll only make it to the games if “somehow” he becomes “an amazing golfer.”READ MORE: CHP Issues Sig Alert After Fatal Crash On 101 Freeway
That, he added, was “very unlikely” to happen “over the next three years.”READ MORE: Street Closures From Electrical Pole Fire In Redondo Beach Lifted
He said, “I have already told her I will not be competing, so do not get her hopes up.”
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During his promotional trip, Phelps gave swimming lessons to kids at a public training center.