Michael Phelps austere that he will stay retired

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Michael Phelps binds behind tears as he reflects on his career and his accomplishments in Rio.
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Michael Phelps was regularly pulpy by Today show horde Matt Lauer, though a many achieved swimmer in Olympic history didn’t budge.

“Done. Done. Done,” Phelps said Monday, repeating what he pronounced when he retired after a 2012 London Games. “This time we meant it. We talked progressing in a year and we wanted to come behind and finish my career how we wanted. This was a cherry on tip of a cake we wanted.”

Really?

“The biggest thing between now and London was that we was some-more romantic during these games and that showed on camera,” Phelps said. “I knew this was a final time, a final competition I’d ever have, a final Olympics I’d ever have.”

Lauer pronounced he has doubts.

“I have a feeling it’s not,” Lauer said. “I don’t know why. we have a feeling it’s not.”

Phelps hauled in 5 bullion medals and a china in a Rio Games. That brought his career Olympic sum to a record 23 golds, and 28 medals overall. Lauer done one final run during Phelps regulating a difference from associate American swimmer, Ryan Lochte, who guaranteed Friday that Phelps would contest a 2020 Tokyo Games.

Phelps didn’t waver.

“He competence be there,” Phelps said. “I won’t. I’ll be there watching, entertaining people on. we won’t be in a pool.”

The talk sealed with Phelps, 31, reminded that he’s one of a comparison statesmen of swimming.

“We all looked adult to him when we were 6 years old,” four-time Rio bullion medalist Katie Ledecky said. “I didn’t meant it like that.”

Phelps glared during Ledecky, lowered his conduct and laughed.

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