After he shattered records in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games and the 2012 London Olympic games, Michael Phelps is finally ready to retire. With 18 gold medals and 22 medals in total, Phelps holds the record for most gold medals. After the 2012 London games, he mention his retirement, and left the world wondering what he will do for the rest of his remaining years. Some hoped he would change his mind and jump back in the pool, but reports say, he will not compete in the 2016 Rio games but will just sit back, have fun and enjoy watching them. He has said he will attend the Summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, but he sit outside of the pool and watch his friends compete for gold.
After the London games concluded, Phelps took a break and later took up an unexpected sport, golf. In a visit to "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", he talked about the fact that he has taken golf seriously and has even traveled the world competing with world class golfers. Even though he left most of his fans sad and disappointed that he will not return to the pool, he says he is happy being retired and will work on other projects during his time.