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Swimming: Legend Phelps to return to pool

Published on Apr 15, 2014 6:45 AM
 
Phelps and fellow Olympic champions and world record holders Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky were announced as swimming in the Arizona event from April 24 to April 26. It will be Phelps' first competitive meet since the 2012 London Games. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps, who retired from the sport after taking six medals at the 2012 London Olympics, will make his competitive comeback next week at a US Grand Prix series event in Mesa, Arizona, USA Swimming announced on Monday.

The 28-year-old American returned to the anti-doping test programme last year and his long-time coach, Bob Bowman, had indicated earlier that there would be a comeback, which could see the record 22-time Olympic medalist continue his career all the way to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Phelps and fellow Olympic champions and world record holders Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky were announced as swimming in the Arizona event from April 24 to April 26.

It will be Phelps' first competitive meet since the 2012 London Games.

 
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