2.)Michael Phelps – Swimming – USA
Michael Phelps, the grand champion of Swimming is back at the summer Olympics for the 5th time. Having been selected as the flag bearer of team USA, he will aiming at repeating his previous feats at the Olympics
His biggest competition Ian Thorpe, will also be there. The rivalry will be on show probably for the last time as there is speculation that he may retire after the summer Olympics. Thorpe was the reason and the obsession for Phelps when he began his career and he even thanks him for that.
Is Phelps the greatest swimmer of all time. Maybe he is. He debuted as an 15 year old back in Sydney in 2000 with the dream of breaking Mark Spitz’s record of 7 gold medal in one edition, which he did achieve in Beijing 2008. This may well be the last time we will see this champion on display and no one would want to miss that.