US hope Andrew thrilled by return of idol Phelps

No one watched Michael Phelps`s return to competition this week with a keener eye than Michael Andrew, the 15-year-old already tipped as the Olympic swimming legend`s likely successor.

Phelps still has racer`s edge: Lochte

Michael Phelps might be rusty after a 20 month layoff, but rival Ryan Lochte says the swimming superstar will always be able to count on his racer`s instincts.

Phelps beaten in first final of comeback

Swimming superstar Michael Phelps finished second to old foe Ryan Lochte on Thursday in the 100m butterfly in his first final since returning to the sport after 20 months out.

Phelps tops 100m butterfly qualifying in return

Olympic superstar Michael Phelps cruised out of retirement on Thursday, clocking the top qualifying time in the 100m butterfly at the Mesa Grand Prix, his first race in 20 months.

`Concerned` Michael Phelps says `weight gain` behind swimming comeback

Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps has said that his increasing weight concern was the reason he decided to make a comeback to the sport.

Phelps eager to plunge back in

Michael Phelps returns to competition on Thursday for the first time since 2012, and the swimming superstar doesn`t know just what to expect or where his comeback will take him.