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what hasn’t really been spoken about in these conversations about will he wont he vis-à-vis Phelps is that this Olympics has been about redemption, against LeClos, against the specter of the relay loss in 12, against perception, and in some ways to give the fans and the sport what he denied them last time around, respect for the sport and a hard earned victory.

he seemed ashamed in admitting that he didn’t put any work into the 200 fly leading into London, i think he understood that he did himself and the sport a disservice last time around and other than this silver he won in Rio, its been mission accomplished. Hes done, he has nothing to make up for, nothing to prove, and everything waiting for him in life. Sure id love to see him in Tokyo, ive seen his whole career, but Ihighly doubt hes coming back.

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