Michael Phelps Announces Retirement: ‘This Time I Mean It’
After sweeping the 2016 Rio Olympics, Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is ready to throw in the towel — and this time he means it.
“Done, done, done — and this time I mean it,” he insisted to Lauer. “I wanted to come back and finish my career how I wanted and this was the cherry on top of the cake.”
The swimmer more than accomplished his task of ending his career with a “cherry on top,” picking up six more medals during the 2016 Rio Olympics, bringing his total to 28 medals throughout his career, 23 of them gold.