Michael Phelps got back to the Olympics on Sunday as a broadcaster rather than a athlete and debuted a new look while on the telecast
A lean-looking Phelps donned a full beard for his Olympic broadcast debut and numerous via social media noticed that the decorated gold medalist was looking very swell with the new facial highlights.
Phelps is viewed as one of the best Olympic athletes ever and wrapped up his career in the pool at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He won gold in the 200-meter butterfly, 200-meter variety, 4×100-meter freestyle, 4×200-meter freestyle and 4×100-meter medley. He won silver in the 100-meter medley.
He had 23 Olympic gold decorations, three silver medals and two bronze medals. He won 27 gold awards at Worlds and 16 gold decorations at the Pan Pacific Championships.
He set 39 worldwide bests in his career, six a larger number of than Mark Spitz.
Phelps joined the NBC broadcast group as a pundit, the organization declared recently. He is set to call events with Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines.
“I know he’s going to offer some incredible insight on especially those races that he has won so many gold medals in,” Gaines said earlier this month.
A look-back at Phelps’ career is additionally on NBC’s streaming service Peacock.