With 28 Olympic medals, including 23 gold medals, Michael Phelps, who has just announced his retirement from the green track, has become a legend in the history of the Olympics. In Rio News, Phelps ended his career in a perfect way. “Michael Phelps” wrote a great ending for the last Olympic race. Times Sport journalist Tom Jones proposed the idea, calling the American fisherman the greatest player of all time, than the former football players Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, basketball handler Michael Jordan …
But Phelps doesn’t need that. He simply wanted to jump into the pool, make perfect moves with his arms. In Rio, Phelps didn’t set a world record. He only rewrites a new chapter in his career, creating legacy. All of them are more valuable than gold medal.
In 2012, Phelps retired after being filled with gold at the Olympics. He only went back to training a year later before getting caught up in scandals in the backstage life. Nobody in this world is perfect. Even an angel sometimes committed a felony. Phelps’s image was pale after smoking marijuana, drunk driving and speeding.
Phelps lost his way in life and thought of death. “This world may be more beautiful without me,” said the great swimmer. But from the darkness, Phelps was calm. He read more books, thought positively. He realized, only jumping into the water would satisfy himself. With Phelps, the new green track helps him understand the value of life.
And Phelps has revived like that. The 5 gold medals at the Rio Olympics are not so great, because he himself can do more than that at the Beijing Olympics. However, gold medal in South America are the result of human efforts to stand up from mud pools. Remember, Phelps must attend psychological treatment for 6 months to stabilize his mood.
And in August, Phelps became an inspiration for a generation. The American chose this fisherman to take the pioneer flag during the Olympic opening ceremony. That image is very meaningful. Not only American swimmers, but many other subjects, want to see Michael Phelps, who has promoted his father, to get it to move forward.