Bids farewell

Michael Phelps bids farewell to swimming: 'This is how I wanted to finish'

When Michael Phelps decided to try for the Rio Olympics, after his short-lived retirement following the 2012 London Games, the reasoning was perfectly clear to him.

Though he managed to win six medals in London, four of them gold, he had not trained to his standards, had not been as engaged in the pursuit as he was in 2004 and 2008, when he became an Olympic legend.