“Friendship Has Really Grown”- Michael Phelps Discusses His Beautiful Bond With Allison Schmitt

Published 08/15/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

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Michael Phelps is the GOAT of swimming. With 28 Olympic medals to his credit, he is undoubtedly one of the most decorated sports personalities. A living legend, Michael Phelps stands out for his compassion and kind-hearted nature.

In a recently resurfaced video, Michael shows his loving and caring side. A family man, Micahel, is seen extending support to his secret Olympian friend.

Michael Phelps being the ideal friend


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Olympic gold medalists Allison Schmitt and Michael Phelps talked about the future in an interview for USA Swimming’s Race for Gold. The duo can be seen discussing their plans. When asked about Allison’s performance, Michael said, “I have seen a lot of tears and a lot of smiles as well.” He further adds, “I have seen her at absolute and best and absolute worst.

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When Allison Schmitt was asked whether or not she listens to his feedback, the latter affectionately replied, No, of course, I always welcome it. I look up to him so much ever since I moved.” Throwing light on their bond, she said, “Friendship has really grown.”


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The candid interview gave fans a sneak peek into Phelp’s personality. Known for his honest self, Phelps never misses a chance to impress his fans.

Phelps’ illustrious swimming career


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Following his sister’s footsteps, Phelps, around the age of seven, joined the renowned North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Since then, he has never looked back. He is most renowned for the 200-meter butterfly. He made his Olympic debut in Sydney in 2000.

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Michael was also the first Olympian to take home four gold medals from the same event back-to-back in the Olympics. The swimmer’s career included 39 world records, which is significant and a record in itself.


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People were drawn to him by his captivating demeanor and amazing personality. A family man, Michael loves his time with his family. All in all, Michael has multiple accomplishments to his credit, establishing him as a versatile person.


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Mubhaswara Ahamed


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Mubhaswara Ahamed is working as a US Sports Author for Essentially Sports. Having completed a Grad degree in English Literature from Calcutta University, Mubhaswara was introduced to the world of sports by her father. She always had a passion for games.
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Rupak Kumar Jha