miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2014

Ryan Lochte: 'No doubt' Michael Phelps will be ready for Rio Olympics

United States swimmer Ryan Lochte told USA Today there's "no doubt" in his mind that Michael Phelps will be ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janerio. 
Last month, Phelps was suspended for six months by USA Swimming following a DUI arrest. Phelps was arrested on Sept. 30 in Maryland for driving under the influence, his second DUI arrest in 10 years. He was reportedly driving 84 mph in a 45 mph zone.
"The No. 1 thing he's doing is making sure he's healthy," Lochte said.
Phelps, who has 22 Olympic medals, including 18 golds, announced in April that he was coming out of retirement and would possibly target the 2016 Olympics. He had just started training for the Rio Games before his arrest. 
"There is no doubt in my mind that he'll be back in the water," Lochte said. "He loves this sport. He loves the excitement of getting on the blocks to race. ... Once you're in that racing mode, it's hard to get rid of. I think that's why he came back. He missed that excitement -- racing the best people in the world."

miércoles, 1 de octubre de 2014

Michael Phelps arrested for second time on DUI charges in Baltimore

Decorated Olympian Michael Phelps has been arrested and charged with a DUI in Baltimore after police pulled him over for speeding early Tuesday morning.
Maryland Transit Authority (MDTA) police told WBAL the athlete was driving a white Land Rover at a speed of 84 mph in a 45 mph zone at 1:40 a.m. Police said the 29-year-old then failed a series of standard field sobriety tests.

Michael Phelps pide perdón por conducir borracho

Michael Phelps ha pedido disculpas via Twitter por haber conducido en estado ebrio. El nadador fue arrestado la madrugada de este martes, hora española, por conducir borracho, como ha informado el portal de noticias americano TMZ. "Estoy profundamente arrepentido", ha dicho via Twitter.

lunes, 29 de septiembre de 2014

Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky lead Golden Goggles nominees

Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky are up for Male and Female Athlete and Race of the Year awards at the Golden Goggles. The nominees were announced by USA Swimming on Friday.
Phelps received five nominations and Ledecky four. Missy Franklin received three nominations. Ryan Lochte was not among the nominees for Male Athlete of the Year for the first time since 2006.
Online voting is available here through Nov. 14. A percentage of the fan vote will count toward the final results, awarded at the Nov. 24 Golden Goggle Awards in New York.

miércoles, 6 de agosto de 2014

Michael Phelps diseñará línea de trajes de baño

El ex campeón olímpico de natación se asoció con la empresa 'Aqua Sphere' para crear una línea de equipos de natación competitiva.

Michael Phelps dijo que espera estar compitiendo con un nuevo traje hecho por Aqua Sphere.


World’s Most Decorated Swimmer, Hall of Fame Coach, and Leading Aquatics Equipment Innovator Combine Expertise and Passion to Cultivate the Lifestyle of Swimming; Strategic Partnership to Develop New Class of Swim Products for All Stages of Development and Expand Water-Safety Initiatives Worldwide

Aqua Sphere, the premier swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness and recreational swimming, aquatic exercise, and triathlons, today announced the formation of a long-term strategic partnership with the greatest swimmer of all-time, Michael Phelps, and Hall of Fame Coach, Bob Bowman. Led by Aqua Sphere’s pioneering aquatics equipment and global distribution, and combined with Phelps’ and Bowman’s extensive expertise and knowledge for swim training at every level, the Phelps brand will develop innovative products that are inclusive and accessible to a broader range of swimmers and non-swimmers across the full swimming lifecycle.
Aqua Sphere maintains a stronghold on the design and production of swimwear, wetsuits, eyewear, and accessories for triathletes, open-water, and fitness swimmers, and the partnership with Phelps and Bowman will expand the company’s industry-leading product offerings to the competitive swimming community. The partnership will include a diverse collection of swim products and accessories designed for every level of swimmer with a focus on comfort and performance.